Request ID-herb from Meghalaya : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Requst help in identifying  a small, very hirsute herb from Meghalaya.
Location: Cherrapunjee area, Meghalaya
Altitude: about 1500m asl
Habitat: in a damp place
Habit: small herb, < 15 cm tall
Leaves: petiolate, opposite decussate. Could not see stipules. Nerves prominent below.

Seems from Rubiaceae, like any Neanotis sp.

Thanks, … Could not find any match as per comparative images at Neanotis

No idea Sir, though it appears to me to be a Rubiaceae member, as … suggested, because of its hairy (fimbriate?) growth at the throat of corolla. An investigation in line of Argostemma or ally may (or may not) yield result.

I checked Argostemma species in efi site as per details herein, but these look a bit different.

Could you identify it ?

Not yet … Boea herbacea may be a possibility, but I couldn’t access herbarium sheets or photos to match it.

I guess Boea herbacea is not matching according to net images

Yes, looks different as per GBIF specimens.

It may be Chiratia sp.

Microchirita sp.

Flower shape looks different from Microchirita sp.

May be a member of Gesneriaceae.

member of Rubiaceae only

May be a member of Gesneriaceae.

member of Rubiaceae only


I tried Scrophulariaceae also as suggested by …, but could not find any match.

Not Gesneriaceae and Scrophulariaceae, It is a Rubiaceae member.

Psychotria ??

Any link?

Just browsing net images.