Platostoma hispidum (L.) A.J.Paton, Kew Bull. 52: 273 1997. (syn: Acrocephalus blumei Benth.; Acrocephalus capitatus (Roth) Benth.; Acrocephalus capitellatus (L.f.) Druce; Acrocephalus hispidus (L.) Nicolson & Sivad.; Acrocephalus indicus (Burm.f.) Kunze; Acrocephalus indicus var. spicatus (C.B.Rob.) Keng; Acrocephalus scariosus Benth.; Acrocephalus spicatus C.B.Rob.; Gomphrena hispida L.; Lumnitzera capitata (Roth) Spreng.; Mentha cephalotes B.Heyne ex Steud. [Invalid]; Ocimum acrocephalum Blume; Ocimum capitatum Roth; Ocimum capitellatum L.f.; Prunella indica Burm.f.);
Trop. & Subtrop. Asia as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; Cambodia; China South-Central; East Himalaya; India; Jawa; Laccadive Is.; Laos; Lesser Sunda Is.; Malaya; Maluku; Myanmar; Nepal; New Guinea; Philippines; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Hairy Gomphrena • Malayalam: Meenangani
Erect annual herbs; stem 4-angled and ridged, villous along ridges. Leaves opposite, 1-2.5 x 0.5-1 cm, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, base narrowly attenuate, margins coarsely serrate, apex acute, thinly pubescent on nerves beneath; petiole to 1 cm long. Flowers grouped in terminal globose, ovoid or short cylindric heads, 0.5-1.5 cm long, subtended by a pair of floral leaves and many bracts. Calyx c. 2 mm long, tubular, 2-lipped, upper lip entire, lower usually 4-toothed. Corolla white turning brownish, c. 4 mm long, 2-lipped, upper lip subequally 4-lobed. Stamen 4, didynamous; anthers 1-celled. Ovary 4-partite; style slender; stigma shortly 2-fid. Nutlets 4, minute, smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Grassy areas in moist deciduous forests and waste lands
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Platostoma hispidum (L.) A.J.Paton for validation : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
These images were all taken at the same location in Tungareshwar WLS. The first image was taken in December, and all the others at the end of monsoon in 2018 and 2017.
I have identified it as Platostoma hispidum (L.) A.J.Paton, syn. Acrocephalus hispidus (L.)
Yes, it’s …, you’re right,
Thank you …, I have only seen this plant in a single location where it is very abundant.
I too have experience with Andhra Pradesh only …, We have occasionally in undisturbed forests at margins of streams,
It’s ok …, We too have occasionally at margins of streams in the undisturbed forests of Andhra Pradesh,
Thanks, …, for the wonderful presentation.
Yes matches as per GBIF Flowers of India Wikispecies (illustration) Plant illustrations Flickr Wikimedia Commons
Please identify : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 MB.
indistinct features of the inflorescence preclude any what you can and already have done, i imagine..
better sharp and side-view pictures could help clinch the dx
Thanks, … Can you show the clear picture of the inflorescence ?
I have identified it as Platostoma hispidum (L.) A.J.Paton syn. Acroecphalus hispidus (L.) Nicholson et Sivadesen (Acrocephalus indicus
ID-15102014 PR 2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Plants from gujarat
may be Acanthaceae family
Seems to be Acanthaceae member. But photo is not clear
Any possibility of Carpesiunm sp. ??