Osbeckia brachystemon Naudin (syn: Amblyanthera truncata Bl.; Osbeckia coronata D. Don ex Wight & Arn.; Osbeckia cupularis D.Don ex Wight & Arn.; Osbeckia leschenaultiana Dalz. & Gibs.; Osbeckia truncata D. Don ex Wight & Arn.);
Nepal, India, Myanmar [Burma] (Mon, Yangon), Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Cup-Shaped Osbeckia

Erect herbs. Leaves opposite, 1.5-3 x 1-1.8 cm, ovate or elliptic, thin coriaceous, densely strigose, 3-ribbed, base obtuse, margin entire, apex acute; petiole 4 mm, strigose. Cymes umbellate, terminal, also axillary, 2 x 2 cm. Flowers 8 mm wide; pedicel 2 mm. Calyx tube urceolate, 6 x 4 mm, equal to corolla; bristle hairs clusters, also scattered; lobes 4, lanceolate. Petals 4, white with pink blotches, obcordate, 5 x 5 mm. Stamens 8; filaments 4 mm; anthers ovoid, lobed basally, not beaked. Ovary 4 celled, subapically strigose, basally with 8 tongue shaped appendages, adnate to calyx tube; style 4 mm, curved. Capsule urceolate; seeds numerous.

Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Fwd: Images of Osbeckia brachystemon : 3 posts by 1 author. 3 images- 4 Mb or more.
May I request you to pl. post images of Osbeckia brachystemon (or sent to me) as we do not have images of this species in efloraofindia site.   

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Osbeckia brachystemon : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Osbeckia brachystemon
Eravikulam WLS,
near Munnar, Kerala, in the Nilgiris
First week of October 2018

To me also appear close as per images at