Ophiorrhiza oppositiflora Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 80 1880.;

Assam to Hainan as per WCSP;

Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; Hainan; Myanmar as per Catalogue of Life


Herbs, up to 70 cm tall; stems terete, hispidulous to glabrescent. Leaves simple, opposite decussate; petiole ca. 1-2 cm, subglabrous or puberulent; stipules ca. 0.2-1.1 cm, caducous or persistent on upper nodes, linear or bifid, puberulent; lamina ca. 3-15 × 1-6 cm, narrowly elliptic, ovate, or lanceolate, cuneate then narrowed and shortly decurrent at base, shortly acuminate at apex, entire, chartaceous, brown, subglabrous or sparsely strigillose adaxially, pilose along principal veins abaxially; secondary nerves 9-15 pairs. Inflorescence terminal and/or paired in upper stem nodes, cymose to paniculate, many flowered, ferruginous puberulent; peduncle ca. 2-4 cm; axes helicoid; bracts minute, caducous; Flowers subsessile; calyx pubescent; hypanthium ellipsoid, ca. 0.1 cm; lobes triangular, ca. 0.3 mm; corolla white, tubular-funnelform, outside glabrous; tube ca. 0.8 cm, inside glabrous or densely barbate in throat; lobes oblong-triangular, ca. 0.2 cm, dorsally ridged, apex rostrate. Capsules drying yellow, mitriform-obcordate, ca. 0.2 × 0.6-0.7 cm, subglabrous. 

Wet places in forests, below 100-1500 m.
North East India, Myanmar
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)


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MS June,2018/10 Ophiorhiza sp. for Id : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Tamdil, Mizoram

Date : 02-06-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild


is it Ophiorrhiza oppositiflora


Pl. check with description at Flora of China & books, as I could not get much details on net.


Ophiorrhiza oppositiflora




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