Leptodermis griffithii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 198 1881. ;

Assam as per WCSP;


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Request ID of the small shrub : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Request your kind help in identifying a small shrub
Photographed in East Khasi Hills in June 2017


Thanks … for sharing this.. I have also shot this from Shillong this year..

It is a Leptodermis sp. but I think it neither matches L. lanceolata nor L. kumaonensis..

Thanks, … 

Pl. check with images at 
As corolla appears pubescent outside, it may be 
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Does not matches with images at Leptodermis kumaonensis also.
Pl. check with images at Leptodermis stapfiana
To me it appears close.
Is there any other species found in Meghalaya ?


Haven’t progressed much with this much further than the genus name Leptodermis.


Leptodermis lanceolata Wall.  ?? 


No, … as outer side of corolla is pubescent. 

There is a possibility of the shrub being Leptodermis griffithii Hk. f. 
L. griffithii has creamy/ white flowers often with purplish throat. 
In my case the flowers were all cream/ white without the purplish throat. Also, my specimen has a hairy throat, that is not mentioned in the description that i have seen. 
More on it as I come across more descriptions. 

Thanks, … Again I could not find any image of this species on google search.

Attaching a description of it in Flora of British India to aid description
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Success at last!!!

It is Leptodermis griffithii Hk. f. I do have a flower with purplish throat. Attaching some more pictures of it for the website so that it is easier to identify in future.
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