Torenia hirsuta Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 266 1800.;


Annual, creeping herb; stem 4-angled, hirsute, rooting at nodes, with internodes up to 4 cm long. Leaves opposite, decussate; petioles c. 1 cm long, hairy; lamina ovate-deltoid, serrate, truncate or sub-cordiform at base, acute at apex, densely hairy, penninerved, up to 2 x 3 cm, usually smaller. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels hirsute, up to 5 cm long. Calyx bilipped, divided to ¼ its length, tubular, hairy, neither keeled nor ribbed; upper lip 3- toothed; lower lip 2-toothed. Corolla zygomorphic, over 3 cm long; tube deep purple, 1 ½ length of calyx; upper lip erect, broad, rounded, pale blue to lilac; lower lip 3-lobed; lateral lobed deep purple; lower central lobe purple towards margin, white towards throat. Stamens 4, didynamous; lower filaments longer, appendiculate, arched; anthers perfect, divaricate, connivent. Ovary on a hypogynous disc; stigma bilamellate. Capsule included in the reticulate scarious, persistent calyx; seeds minute, numerous pitted.

Flowering and fruiting: February-March
Marshy areas
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)


 

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Scrophulariaceae fortnight 040813 TBN 1 ? Torenia vagans ?Silent Valley for validation: Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 23/11/2011                                                             
Location :Silent valley National park, Sairendhri near watch tower

Altitude :do not know
Habitat :wild
Habit :herb
Height :one foot approx
Leaves :as depicted
Flowers :violet
Fruits :not seen
Local name : not known
This was sent on 24.06.12 and was identified by … as possible Torenia vagans.
Apparently now belonging to Linderniaceae family. Hope it is alright as I am sending it during the scrophulariaceae fortnight because it was formerly in Scrophulariaceae family 


Looks like Torenia sp. ?


efi page on Torenia diffusa D. Don, ; Prodr. Fl. Nep. 86 (1825). (Syn: Torenia hians Roxb.; Torenia vagans Roxb.)


it is look to me Torenia bicolor


On perusing the publication by Dr. Sunoj, now I feel it is closer to images of Torenia travancorica as per the illustrations in his publication as available at   
I have requested … to confirm in another thread.


Reply from another thread with same images:
“The photos you send is Torenia hirsuta


Silent valley flora 24062012 TBN 1 for id: Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 23/11/2011                                                         
Location :Silent valley National park, Sairendhri near watch tower
Altitude :do not know
Habitat :wild
Habit :herb
Height :one foot approx
Leaves :as depicted
Flowers :violet
Fruits :not seen
Local name : not known


I think some Torenia sp. (Scrophulariaceae Family).


Please check Torenia vagans.


Thanks for the id 


A reply from another thread: it is look to me Torenia bicolor

Does not matches with other images at Torenia bicolor Dalzell 
I find it close to the only image of Torenia courtallensis, I could find on net at (first in the bottom row):


Thanks, … Images of Torenia fournieri are different with yellow mark & is cultivated.


On perusing the publication by Dr. Sunoj, now I feel it is closer to images of Torenia travancorica as per the illustrations in his publication as available at   
May I kindly request you to pl. confirm or otherwise.


Torenia travancorica

The photos you send is Torenia hirsuta


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