Micrargeria wightii Benth., Prodr. 10: 509 1846.;
India, Myanmar [Burma] (Yangon) as per Catalogue of Life;

Erect branched herbs, black when dry. Leaves opposite, upper sometimes alternate, pinnatisect, 3.5 cm long, puberulus. Flowers in spikes or racemes, terminal or on the upper axils; calyx tube 1.5 cm, campanulate, lobes spreading above, 5 mm; stamens didynamous; filaments 1-2 mm; anthers attached by their tips, 1.5 mm, obtuse; ovary 1 mm, globose, style 3 mm, stigma clavate. Capsule 3 mm across, loculicidal.

Flowering and fruiting: December-February
Dry rocky areas
Southern Western Ghats
(Attribution- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal);

AK Sept 2016 Sopubia sp. for Id : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Boppalapuram, Hosur, Tamil Nadu
Date taken : 3 Sept 2016


Thanks, … Pl. check with comparative images at Sopubia


This though it appears to be close to Sopubia trifida Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, but is also different in many aspects from the existing images herein. Is it a variation ?
I could find similar images identified as Sopubia trifida Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don at link
Other members are requested to give their views.


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140-TSP-ID-28JAN2018-1: Herb near Tumkur for ID assistance. : 12 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Kindly examine and identify this plant 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: wild, Scrub forest 

Sighting: Near Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 10-08-2015


Sopubia trifida Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don [Orobanchaceae / ex-Scrophulariaceae].

It is Micrargeria wightii of Orobanchaceae; I collected the same and got identified by BSI



This is very interesting. Thank you, …


I also took this as Sopubia, thanks … for providing right identification…


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