Henckelia incana (Vahl) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 1: 38 1824. (syn: Didymocarpus rottlerianus Wall.; Didymocarpus rottlerianus var. tomentosus (Wight) C.B. Clarke; Didymocarpus tomentosus Wight; Gratiola montana Rottler; Roettlera incana Vahl);

Southern Asia as per Catalogue of Life;    

Scapigerous herbs. Leaves 6-7 x 4 cm, elliptic, acute, irregularly crenate-serrate, densely bullate above, densely fulvous tomentose below; nerves 4 pairs, prominently reticulate below; petiole 1-3 cm long, 5 mm broad; central leaves sessile. Scapes few, to 12 cm long. Cymes glandular-hairy; pedicels 1 cm long. Flowers blue, subumbellate; sepals 2.5 x 1 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse, long-hairy; corolla 11 mm long, glandular-hairy, lobes obovate to orbicular; staminodes straight, bristle-like; ovary densely glandular, hairy. Capsule 2 x 0.2 cm, linear, densely glandular hairy

Flowering and fruiting: May-October
On wet rocks in grasslands

Global Distribution- Peninsular India

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Didymocarpus tomentosa : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

During rainy season, rocky hills too blooms.
Ascent of 1088 mtr hillock in Melkote Temple Reserve Forest, Mandya district, Karnataka gifted Didymocarpus tomentosa.

Nice pictures of the Gesneriad. I have another species of this from western Himalaya. Will share it soon.


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