Osbeckia wynaadensis C. B. Cl.;

Tall shrubs; branches densely scabrid. Leaves to 18 x 3 cm, lanceolate, acute, 3-5-nerved, hairy; hairs adnated and spreading from the midrib. Flowers many, in terminal panicled cymes; pedicels 4 mm long; calyx tube 8 mm long, bristles 4 or 5 in a tuft, to 3 mm long; lobes 11 x 5 mm, lanceolate, ciliate; petals 20 x 10 mm, obovate, anthers 7 mm long. Seeds 0.5 x0.3 mm obovoid, minutely muriculate.

Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Marshy areas in semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Osbeckia sp From Periyar : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This is again from Periyar taken on 10-5-09, I think it is Osbeckia stellata, but as per the information provided by my friend from Periyar it is not distributed in that area. Please comment on it.

This may be a variety of Osbeckia aspera or O. leschnaultiana. We could not identify it due to paucity of a habit photograph.

O. wynaadensis


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