Viola hamiltoniana D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 206 1825.  (syn: Viola alata W.Becker (ambiguous synonym); Viola herbivaga Ridl.; Viola lunata Ridl.; Viola metziana Hohen. ex Hook.fil.; Viola notoniana Wall.; Viola repens Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Viola serpens var. hamiltoniana (D.Don) Hook.fil. & Thoms. ex Boissieu; Viola toppingii Elmer);
India (Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling,
Bangladesh, Myanmar [Burma],
Malaysia, Philippines, Indochina, Java, New Guinea,
Sumatra, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin), Vietnam, Moluccas (Buru), Sri Lanka
as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Hamilton’s Violet





Viola hamiltoniana from Tawang : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Viola hamiltoniana from Tawang, in June 2010.

Viola for id 221020AW1 : 10 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 2 mb.

Please help me identify this plant

Viola sp.

Yes It’s Viola

Thank you but I could not find the name of the species. It grows in a sacred forest

Thanks! So it must be Violet odorata? It grows in a sacred forest

Yes it’s Resembles

Pl. post image showing the front of the flower.
Was it fragrant?

Any feedback in the matter pl.
I doubt it to be Viola odorata as it is introduced in India.
Is it reported as wild in your Floras?

It was taken in a sacred forest in Meghalaya. I did not get a clear photo of the front angle of the flower. It did not have any fragrance. Thank you

Thank you Sir. I’m not too sure If it had a fragrance. I’ll find out when I visit again

What are the species of Viola listed in your area ?

Viola arcuata

Viola diffusa 
Viola patrinii

Thanks, …
It may be Viola hamiltoniana as POWO & Checklist of Nepal consider Viola arcuata Blume to be a syn. of it.
I looked for specimens in GBIF from India, which I think confirms it as per specimens below:

Okay thank you very much




Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  World Flora Online  WCSP  IPNI
GBIF (High resolution specimens) POWO  Biolib  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India  Kerala plants Flora Malesiana (Viola pilosa BLUME syn. Viola hamiltoniana D. DON)