Hedyotis articularis R.Br. ex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 527 1834. (syn: Oldenlandia articularis (R.Br. ex Wight & Arn.) Gamble);
S. India as per WCSP;
Common name: Jointed Hedyotis • Tamil: Kudal-churiki
Habit – Large shrubs to small trees
Trunk\bark- Bark brownish, smooth; blaze cream.
Branchlets- Young branchlets angular, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, clustered at twig ends; stipule laciniate, interpetiolar, basally connate, caducous and leaving scar, glabrous; petiole ca. 0.2 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 1.2-3 x 0.2-0.7 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute with blunt tip, base acute to truncate, margin entire and revolute, coriaceous, glabrous beneath; midrib slightly canaliculate above; secondary nerves 4 pairs, not prominent; tertiary nerves obscure.
Flowers- Inflorescence compact cymes, terminal; flowers subsessile, lilac outside and white within.
Fruit& seed- Capsule, obovate, glabrous with crown of persistent calyx lobes; seeds 2.
Trees along the margin of high elevation evergreen forests between 1800 and 2400 m.
Endemic to the southern Western Ghats- Nilgiri, Anamalai, Palani and Palakkad hills.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)
Hedyotis articularis images : 3 posts by 1 author. 3 images.
Please find attached images of Hedyotis articularis.
Rubiaceae week:: Hedyotis sp. at Munnar: Came across this wild flower at Munnar.
Bot. name: Hedyotis sp.??
(N.B.: This was photographed long back in 2006 and this is the only photograph available),
Appears close to Hedyotis articularis as in Flowers of India
Leaves look matching but flowers are light pinkish !
This is not related to H.auricularia, quite distinct from it.