Mitrasacme pygmaea R. Br. (syn: Androsace tonkinensis Bonati; Mitrasacme capillaris Wall.; Mitrasacme chinensis Griseb.; Mitrasacme galiifolia Masam. & Syozi; Mitrasacme lutea H. Lév. (ambiguous synonym); Mitrasacme malaccensis Wight; Mitrasacme pygmaea var. malaccensis (Wight) H. Hara);
China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Cambodia, India, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., South Korea, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Philippines (Luzon), Thailand, Vietnam, Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, N-New South Wales), Java, Indochina, peninsular Malaysia (once from Bt Sialang, Melaka), Sumatra (incl. Belitung Isl.), Lesser Sunda Isl. (Bali, Lombok, Alor, Timor), New Guinea (incl. Goodenough Isl., Tagula Isl.), Borneo (incl. Natuna Isl., Anambas Isl.), Moluccas (Aru, Sula, Ambon, Tanimbar), New Caledonia, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Pygmy Bishop’s Hat, Dwarf Mitrewort


Mitrasacme pygmaea submission : 6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (6)- around 450 kb each.

Here’s one new addition to efloraofindia site.
Mitrasacme pygmaea
Common Name –  Pygmy Bishop’s Hat, Dwarf Mitrewort
Family – Loganiaceae
Photographed at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh In September 2019
This plant has confused us since last year (… post) as be thought it to be some Rubiaceae but this season after detailed study, i am able to correctly identify this as Mitrasacme pygmaea of Loganiaceae family.
For description please visit the link

Wonderful, , I know only Mitrasacme indica, this is new to me thanks for sharing

Mine too ID by …


Mitrasacme pygmaea R.Br. : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 3 to 7 mb each.
Location: Khadka Gaun, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 10 September 2020
Elevation: 1500 m.
Habit: Wild


SK1558 11 Nov 2018 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 300 kb each.
Location:  Dahachowk, Switzerland Park, Kathmandu, Nepal 
Date: 29 September 2018
Elevation: 5800 ft.
Habit : Wild

Any idea about the family?

Rubiaceae  ??  Neanotis  ?? or some other ???

I have also encountered this plant during late August and September this year and I think it’s some Oldenlandia species but after checking it with all Rubiaceae mentioned in Flora of HP and Oldenlandia sp. mentioned in Flora of Pakistan I can’t find anything matching.
I have also discussed this with … and he suggested this to be close to Oldenlandia ovatifolia but this species have much smaller hairy leaves in whorls and flower also looks different, so it’s not O.ovatifolia.
… so please check with Oldenlandia species, may be we will get something matching

Debia ovatifolia (Cav.) Neupane & N.Wikstr. ??

… have asked to ID this plant before. I don’t think this belongs any member of the tribe Spermacocoeae (that includes genera like Hedyotis, Oldenlandia etc.). I even doubt if this plant is Rubiaceae (due to its superior ovary as seen in one of the images)

I went o the location a couple of days before but there no sight of the plant, may be it is too early. Last time it was the end of September. I shall try again in September.

I have examined the plants closely this season and after examining i came to the conclusion that it is Mitrasacme pygmaea of Loganiaceae family.
I have also posted the plant separately with more images.

Thank you … for devoting your time to reach to the depth. You are really an asset to efi !
I guess new to efi  !

Mitrasacme pygmaea R.Br.