Osbeckia aspera var. travancorica (Bedd. ex Gamble) C. Hansen (Syn: Osbeckia travancorica Bedd. ex Gamble);
Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Endemic to Southern Western Ghats as per Encyclopedia of Life;


Nelliyampathy, Kerala
November 2014

Plant roughly 3 feet tall when flowering.
Growing on rocky slopes.

Osbeckia stellata Buch. – Ham. ex Ker-Gawl.

yes very thorough and nicely done


Melastomaceae : Attachments (1)- 5 MB.  5 posts by 5 authors.
Melastomaceae–pls find its BN

May be Melastoma Malabathricum. Many a time this has been posted & identified in Eflora.

It is not Melastoma and it is a species of Osbeckia.

O. travancorica



Melastoma malabathricum : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
Melastoma malabathricum
Growing commonly in Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, and around Thattekkad, near Kothamangalam, Kerala
First week of October 2018

For me the ID seems to be correct.

Seems correct ID.

To me looks different from images at Melastoma malabathricum
To me appears close as per images at Osbeckia aspera var. travancorica as per comparative images at Osbeckia

Thanks I think you are right …

Thanks, I’ll check them out.
Osbeckia travancorica Bedd. ex Gamble



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