Meyenia hawtayneana (Wall.) Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 78 1832. (Syn: Thunbergia coerulea Wight ex Nees; Thunbergia cordifolia Herb. Madr. ex Wall.; Thunbergia erecta Herb. Madr. ex Nees; Thunbergia hawtayneana Wall.; Thunbergia hawtaynii T. Anders.);
India (SW-Ghats (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu)), Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;

Climbers, branchlets tetragonous. Leaves 6-9 x 3-4.5 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate, 3-5 ribbed; pedicles to 1.5 cm. Flowers solitary, axillary; bracteoles ca 1.5 x 0.5 cm; calyx to 2.5 cm, obscurely 5-lobed; corolla 5 x 4 cm across, violet, lobes ovate, to 1 cm, villous below the stamen; stamens 4, in pairs, included, filaments to 1.8 cm; ovary ca 3 x 2 mm, conical, cell 2-ovuled, style to 3 cm, stigma bilamellate, incurved. Capsule to 3 x 1.5 cm, globose, beaked; seeds 4, ca 4 mm across, orbicular.

Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Dry deciduous forests
India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Images by A. Lalithamba (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)



Meyenia hawtayneana Nees : 1 post by 1 author. 3 images.

Plant name: Meyenia hawtayneana Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 78. 1832. Podapuredu పొదపరేడు (Tel.).
Family: Acanthaceae
Short woody climber, branchlets tetragonous. Leaves opposite; subsessile; lamina  6-9 ×  3-4.5 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate, 3-5 ribbed. Flowers deep blue-violet, solitary, axillary; bracteoles 2, 1.5 × 0.5 cm. Calyx 2-2.5 cm, obscurely 5-lobed. Corolla tube 5cm long, 4 cm across, tube white, villous at base inside, lobes subequal, ovate, deep blue-violet. Stamens 4, in pairs; included. Ovary conical; stigma bilamellate, incurved. Capsule 3 × 1.5 cm, globose, beaked; seeds 4, orbicular.
Habitat & location: Occasional in dry hilly areas.  



Request ID – Reg. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Kindly id for attached plant.
Habit: Climbing shrub
Location: Palamalai hills, TN
Feet: 1500 ft.

Thunbergia erecta

it is Meyenia hawtayneana Nees, of Acanthaceae

Other recipients:
I guess correct ID Thank you. Saroj Kasaju
I guess correct ID

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *