Mackaya macrocarpa (Wall. ex Nees) Das, Fl. Assam 3: 447 1939. (syn: Asystasia macrocarpa Wall. ex Nees; Ruellia macrocarpa Wall.);
Myanmar (Chin, Kachin); Bhutan; India (Bengal, E-India, NE-India, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim); Nepal; Bangladesh as per CoL;

Decumbent or ascending undershrub to 2m, but usually less. Stems glabrous below, sparsely pilose above. Leaves lanceolate (ovate or oblong), 2-13 x 1-4.5, acuminate at both ends, dark green, sparsely pilose on both surfaces and especially on veins below; petiole 0-1.5cm, pilose. Inflorescence of short, solitary, terminal racemes 2-6cm; rhachis pilose; flowers in opposite pairs, internodes very short above but up to 2cm below; pedicles 5-6mm. Bracts linear, 2-3mm. Calyx 5-7mm, glandular-pubescent, lobes lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla pale purple, drying white, 28-36mm, thinly glandular-pubescent, tube ventricose c 10mm above base, lobes elliptic, c 10mm. Anther cells shortly spurred. Style persistent. Capsule 28-36mm, glandular-pubescent.

Fl. February-April
Open subtropical forest, often in seasonally moist places.
(Attributions- A.J.C. GRIERSON & D.G. LONG. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGOB. 2001 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


Asystasia macrocarpa Nees : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.

Yet another new entry to the efi.

Sharing some pictures of Asystasia macrocarpa Nees shot at Kakani Nepal on different dates on 2 March 2013 (First 4 pics) and 8 April 2014 (Remaining 3 pics) at 6000 ft.

ID validation pending !

Yet another new entry to the efi.
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Mackaya macrocarpa (Wall. ex Nees) Das
Syn:  Asystasia macrocarpa Nees
Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 7500 ft.
Date: 27 March 2018
Habit : Wild 
6 images.


The Plant list says Asystasia macrocarpa Nees is an accepted name and Mackaya macrocarpa (Nees) Das is an unresolved name.

The Plant List Ver.1.1 is based on WCSP (in review) (data supplied on 2012-03-23). As it is based on data supplied on 23.3.12, which is shown as under review at that time, I have considered Catalogue of Life which is updated on Dec 2017.


Mackaya macrocarpa (Nees) Das: 11 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal 
Date: January 2023
Elevation: 1100-1500 m.
Habit : Wild
Images sent by Sajan Subedi, a friend.


Mackaya macrocarpa (Nees) Das: 4 high res. images.

Location: Panchase, Pokhara, Nepal
Date: 14 March 2024
Elevation: 1304m.

Habitat: Wild