Torenia concolor Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 32:pl. 62 1846. (syn: Pentsteira grandiflora Griff.; Torenia albomarginata Bonati; Torenia alboviolacea Bonati; Torenia annamitica Bonati; Torenia colorans C. Morr.; Torenia concolor var. formosana T. Yamaz.; Torenia longiflora C. Morr.; Torenia radicans Vaniot; Torenia rubens Benth. ex Maxim.);

China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan), Taiwan, Laos, Vietnam,
Philippines (c)
as per Catalogue of Life;


SK1448 17 Sep 2018 : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Lantau, Hong Kong 
Date: 14 August 2018
Elevation: 3000 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Torenia asiatica L.  ??

torenia has been qute popular with seed catalogues and home gardeners in india and uk

No this is native guy, Torenia concolor. Originally described from Hong Kong.

Thanks a lot for sharing.

Torenia concolor Lindl.  Thank you …

Though … may be right.
But surprisingly it appears very close to images of Torenia asiatica L.

From Flora of China:
Corolla 1.5-2.5 cm, exceeding calyx by 0.4-1 cm; filament appendage 1-2 mm ………. Torenia asiatica
Corolla 2.5-3.9 cm, exceeding calyx by 1.1-2.1 cm; filament appendage 2-4 mm ……. Torenia concolor
Flowers are bigger in concolor. But cant make out from these pics.


i forgot to include this quote from … write up. so my reply really is yes to: But cant make out from these pics.

ie agree with sentiments/opinnion of … we have a dilemma in such cases where no scale of any kind is includes. i find that in flower shows where the guards frown upon rulers etc. just my finger nail or a pen that will not be lost in transit and can later be measured is very useful
… this a lesson for all of us.

gee gosh. finally then we stay with Torenia sp. not further classifiable …

there is a finger in one of the picture, but unfortunately not enough is seen to be able to reliably measure section or nail.

I depend on you guys.

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