Cyanotis villosa (Spreng.) Schult. & Schult.f., Syst. Veg. 7: 1155 1830. (syn: Cyanotis cerifolia R.S.Rao & Kammathy ; Cyanotis racemosa var. thomsonii Hassk. ; Tradescantia cyanotidea Hassk. ; Tonningia villosa (Spreng.) Kuntze ; Tradescantia villosa Spreng.);
SW. India, Sri Lanka as per WCSP;
Erect or procumbent herbs; stem terete, villous. Leaves 2-8 x 0.8-2 cm, ovate, sessile, cordate at base, villous above and below; sheath tubular, thickly villous. Cymes terminal and upper axillary, sessile; bracts 1.2 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, villous; bracteoles ovate, curved, ciliate along the margins. Flowers few; sepals 6-7 mm long, free, lanceolate, keel ciliate; corolla tube 6-7 mm long, lobes 4 mm long, obtuse, blue with red glands; filaments 11 mm long, bearded; style dialated below the stigma. Capsule 2-3 mm long, hairy at apex; seeds paired.
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Cyanotis species for ID 09DEC16 AK01 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Is this Cyanotis racemosa ?
A cutting in vegetative state was brought from Siddarabetta, Tumkur District, Karnataka
Leaves distichous, cottony hair present on leaf undersides and margin, upper surface glabrous.
Flowers both terminal and axial.
Now blooming profusely in Bangalore. (December 2016)
Description for C.racemosa matches with this plant –
Sorry, Forgot to attach pictures of plant from original site in SIddarabetta, Feb 2016
Thank you! Same plant identified on Indian Flora by you as Cyanotis villosa?
Apology for earlier ID, it is Cyanotis villosa, hurriedly I have written C. racemosa.
For ID 150223EPT2: 4 images.
Presenting for ID
Taken on 22.10.2022
Location: Eastern Ghats Yercaud
Elevation: 1600 mts
Habitat: Roadside Forest border
Pl. check https://efloraofindia.com/2011/02/22/cyanotis/
Cyanotis villosa (Spreng.) Schult. & Schult.f. !
To me also, it appears close to images at Cyanotis villosa (Spreng.) Schult. & Schult.f.
POWO The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI Catalogue of Life GBIF (with type specimen) BSI Flora of India checklist India Biodiversity Portal Plant illustrations A Revised Handbook of the Flora of Ceylon -, Volume 14 edited by M. D. Dassanayake (2000)