Hoppea dichotoma : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
I have observed this herb when i am made my field work near Chennai (Kancheepuram DT). It is Hopea dichotoma of Gentianaceae
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS – Chunamped (east coast area near Marakkanam) 50m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- : Paddy field area, unused well boundary
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- : herb
Height/Length-30- 45 cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- lanceolate
Inflorescence Type/ Size-branched raceme
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Petals white.
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- capsule
Thank you for sharing this tiny and endemic herb.
Looks much different from images at Hoppea dichotoma Willd.
Appears close to images at Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke (but I am totally unsure).
I am doubtful in view of details & illustration at
It is Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke, Corolla is exserted here.
How does it differ from Hoppea dichotoma. The plant in the photograph posted by … is seen around Chennai also and earlier (many years back) was identified as H.dichotoma, ofcourse not by me. Hence the question.
Thanks. I will do so.
Needs anotomical examination to confirm it is H.fastigata.
This is a member of Gentianaceae but does not match with Hoppea species.
Definitely not Hoppea dichotoma.
What are your final thoughts?
I am seeking the possibility of Centaurium roxburghii or a variation of Hoppea
Does not matches with images of any species of Centaurium
Another Hopea species reported in Tamilnadu is Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) Clarke. Better i will check the literature, refer the herbarium and publish it as a new species.