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Valparai: Herb for identification 240912MK01: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Kindly help me to identify this herb found inside the shade of shola forest near a river. I have not noticed any flowers or fruits. Could this be any Urticaceae?
Leaf: 8cm long and hirsute surface
Plant: 15-20cm high
Place: Valparai, TN
Habitat: riverine shola
Date: 28 July 2012
Alt.: 950 m asl


This is a species of Sonerila of Melastomataceae family. Let if flower and flowers ans some minute characters are needed for species id.


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