Mussaenda roxburghii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 87 1880. (Syn: Menestoria tocoyenae DC.; Ucriana wallichii D.Dietr. [Illegitimate]);
C. Himalaya to N. Myanmar as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: East Himalayan Mussaenda • Assamese: soklati, sokloti • Garo: gardek • Khasi: dieng jalongtham, jalai • Manipuri: Hanu-rei • Mizo: Vakep, Vokep • Nepali: धोबिनी Dhobini , Naolungkamchal • Tangkhul: Kongrawon
Much branched shrub 1-4.5m. stems glabrous or pilose with spreading hairs leaves petiolate usually elliptic, rarely ovate or oblong, 5-25 x 4-9cm, acuminate at both ends, subglabrous or thinly pilose above, thinly to densely pilose below, veins adpressed pilose on both surface; petioles 2-15mm; stipules broadly triangular, 6-10mm. Inflorescence a dence terminal head, usually 3 branched from base, but un differenciated, many flowered. Calyx lobes filiform, tapering from base, 6-9mm x 1mm, densely covered in long silky hairs. Corolla tube 2.4-2.8cm, densely covered in long silky hairs. lobes narrowly ovate, 4-8 x 2-2.5mm, terminating in a long fine hairpoint. Berry globose, 6-10mm, glabrous calyx persistant until fruit is riped.
Locally common in secondary scrub and at the margins of subtropical forest.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
SK935 06 JAN-2018 : 11 posts by 3 authors. 2 correct images – around 700 Kb each.
Location: Mudkhu, Nepal
Date: 18 July 2015
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Mussaenda …. ????
Please ignore image CSC_0006.JPG
I did check before. By the way 3 Mussaenda sp are found
in the Kathmandu Valley: M. macrophylla, M. roxburghii and
Could it be M. treutleri ??
Does not match with images at Mussaenda macrophylla (only species available in efi from three pointed out by you)
What about any one sp. as listed in Nepal as below:
Try to check on the net. Sepals are quite diagnostic in this genus.
Looks like Mussaenda roxburghii
Thank you …! Mussaenda roxburghii Hook.f.
SK2031 06 July 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 3 July 2019
Elevation: 1758 m.
Habit : Wild
Mussaenda treutleri Stapf ??