Temp. Asia to N. Vietnam as per WCSP;


Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Herb for id from Chakrata-NS 55 : Attachments (6). 5 posts by 3 authors.
This tiny herb was shot from Chakrata region this week (14.8.13) ..
I hope this belongs to this episode.. please help to id..

Beautiful photographs of Phryma leptostachya (Phrymaceae).

Thanks, …
But taxonomy seems quite confusing:
The Plant List (2010) gives two accepted names:
1. Phryma leptostachya L. (with record 153193 showing distribution as Temperate Asia & Temp. N.America) Phryma leptostachya var. leptostachya )
2. Phryma leptostachya var. oblongifolia (Koidz.) Honda (with record 153196 showing distribution as Temperate Asia)
However Flora of Pakistan & Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal only mention Phryma leptostachya L.
However, as per GRIN (2004), only Phryma leptostachya L. var. oblongifolia (Koidz.) Honda have range in Indian Subcontinent) & Phryma leptostachya L. var. leptostachya does not have any range here.
Does that mean that our species is Phryma leptostachya L. var. oblongifolia (Koidz.) Honda ?
Pl. clarify in view of confusing details.

Yes the species from Uttarakhand belongs to P.leptostachya var. oblongifolia.


Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Phryma leptostachya from Chakrata- NS May 19/19 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
This delicate herb with tiny flowers was recorded from Chakrata area…
Though segregated now in Phrymaceae, also included in Verbenaceae..
Phryma leptostachya L.
Many thanks … for id..

Phryma oblongifolia as per details herein.

ID help_KASHMIR : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Please help in the ID of the plant species.
Picture taken at Kashmir University Botanical Garden 

In my opinion, see in Acanthaceae

Acanthaceae is already known.

How about Aloysia citriodora? Verbenaceae

I think Phryma leptostachya… We got this from Chakrata, … had identified…!!

Yes, correctly mentioned by … It is Phryma leptostachya L (Phrymaceae).

Phryma oblongifolia as per details herein.

Help with the ID of small herb, Kashmir University Campus-GSDEC2016/05 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Small herb from Kashmir University Campus, photographed on July 11, 2013. Pl. help with ID.

Identified Phryma leptostachya from Facebook Plant identification Group.

Checked with eFlora of China and found that our plant is, however,  subsp. asiatica (H. Hara) Kitamura, which differs from  American type in bilobed upper lip of corolla, longer calyx tube (2.5-3.2 mm), adaxial calyx teeth shorter than tube (1.2-2.3 mm long).

Phryma oblongifolia as per details herein.

Phryma leptostachya L. : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 900 kb each or more.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1932 m.
Date: 08 August 2019
Habit : Wild
Nepali Name : लडबडे घाँस  Ladabade Ghaans

Attachments (2)- 2 & 3 mb.

seems to be

Only Phryma leptostachya var. oblongifolia L. is mentioned in Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal  

There are two, both of them …!

No. As they have not provided any details under Phryma leptostachya L., they have only one variety given as Phryma leptostachya var. oblongifolia L.
If they had both varieties, they would have also mentioned Phryma leptostachya var. leptostachya like other variety mentioned by them.
This is how Checklist of Nepal had made its observations in this site, as I see it regularly.

There seems to be some confusion/ updation in its nomenclature:
WCSP gives as below:
Phryma oblongifolia Koidz., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 43: 400 (1929).- Distribution: Temp. Asia to Vietnam (including Nepal)
Phryma nana Koidz., Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 8: 191 (1939). Distribution: Japan.
So our plant should be Phryma oblongifolia Koidz.
Catalogue of life lumps these two along with others at Phryma leptostachya L.

Some more links …!

Phryma leptostachya L.
Nepali Name : लडबडे घाँस  Ladabade Ghaans

Phryma leptostachya L. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 1500 kb each.
Location: Lankuri Bahnjyang, Kathmandu
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 2116 m.
Habit : Wild 

Attachments (1)- 7 mb.

internet//Google brings it up as a wild flower in Illinois USA
and Flora of Pakistan says its found in North America, Canada, japan Nepal India and Pakistan.
do it seems its widespread.
flowers and leaves match with goggle images.

So far I have found it at two locations only in Kathmandu valley.

Phryma oblongifolia as per details herein.


Phryma leptostachya var. oblongifolia L.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude:  1936m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild 

Phryma oblongifolia Koidz. according to POWO
Phryma leptostachya var. asiatica Hara according to COL
Phryma leptostachya var. oblongifolia (Koidz.) Honda according to WFO
… it is high time we decide which database we follow for nomenclature and display it prominently in our Introductory page. My choice has been is still POWO, oldest and and backed up by a strong team of taxonomists.

I agree with …!

Some species these sites give completely different information,
however, CoL is more reliable?? Now, GBIF and CoL gives accepted as
Phryma leptostachya var. asiatica Hara  !


HP, August 2022 :: Phryma oblongifolia :: ARK2022-187: 2 high res. images.

This was near the Hadimba temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh in August 2022
I assume this to be Phryma oblongifolia.
Requested to please validate


Yes as per images at Phryma oblongifolia



WCSP  POWO  The Plant List Ver. 1.1  Catalogue of Life  GRIN  Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China (Phryma leptostachya Linnaeus subsp. asiatica (H. Hara) Kitamura)  Flora of Pakistan (Phryma leptostachya Linn.) 

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