Strobilanthes discolor (Nees) T. Anderson, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 477 1867. (Syn: Diflugossa nagaensis Bremek.; Goldfussia discolor Nees; Strobilanthes discolor var. nudicalyx C.B. Clarke);

India (Himalayas, NE-India) as per Catalogue of Life;



MS Jan,2017/05 Strobilanthes sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Sairep, Mizoram
Date : 25-01-2017
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild

I am fairly certain this is Strobilanthes discolor (Nees) T. Anderson. Glabrous corolla (somewhat curved) and very anisopyllous leaves. I can’t see the calyx but guess it is okay.

To me these images look different from other images at Strobilanthes discolor
Kindly confirm.

I have had a bit more thought on these. I still think the two images attached to the e-mail you sent me are Strobilanthes discolor but the other images on the website are probably Strobilanthes clarkei. I only know this from old herbarium specimens. Do your correspondents collect specimens??? If so, is it possible to get an image of the specimen?

I should indicate that it is always possible that a new species will be found in the NE frontier region and it is not always easy to spot these without specimens. I have been images from other sources showing a certainly new species from Arunachal Pradesh (near Tibet) and another probable one from Himachal Pradesh.



MS Oct, 2019/18 Strobilanthes sp. for ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Mawmrang tlang, Mizoram

Date : 06-11-2019
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Strobilanthes urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze  ?

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Details are not clear in your images.

If you have better images, pl. post.

Yes, I am afraid details are not clear but I think this is either Strobilanthes discolour or S. clarkei. Note Strobilanthes urticifolia is a synonym of S. attenuata and this does not occur in NE India.

I guess S. discolor as suggested by …