Pollia pentasperma C.B.Clarke, Monogr. Phan. 3: 129 1881. (syn: Aclisia pentasperma (C.B.Clarke) G.Brückn.) ?;
Assam as per POWO;


ID No.25062011 _RD 03: Help to ID this sp
Date/Time-30/5/2011– 10 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 9-13cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- White
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
Occurance- common

Pollia sp. flowers amidst the leaves of Polygonum sps. … may confirm the species identity of Pollia.

It seems to me Pollia subumbellata C. B. Clarke

From this view I could not able to judge the genus actually It may be Pollia or it may be Dictyospermum, need few more picture to conclude anything. May be fruit character will help us to confirm its identity. I request you …, if it is common at your place then please try to provide few more pictures of it.

Thank you so much for the ID hints. At present, I dont have more pics on this sp. I too think as Pollia sp.

Attached the close up of the flower and fruit pics (Cropped from the original copy)

Please look for Dictyospermum montanum

Celastraceae ??

Pollia subumbellata?

Some Pollia! perhaps perntasperma!

Some leaves were deceiving !  I guess correct ID!

5 sp. have distribution in Assam : Pollia hasskarlii R.S.Rao, Pollia pentasperma C.B.Clarke, Pollia secundiflora (Blume) Bakh.f., Pollia subumbellata C.B.Clarke and Pollia thyrsiflora (Blume) Steud. and with the limited information from the image it looks like difficult to point out.




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen 

A taxonomic revision of Pollia (Commelinaceae) in India with six lectotypifications–  A. JAMEERA, SANTHOSH NAMPY, A.P. JANEESHA Phytotaxa- Vol 263, No. 3 (Abstract- The genus Pollia consisting of five species in India is revised based on field and herbarium studies. Detailed descriptions, illustrations, photoplates and key to the identification of Indian species are provided. Six names viz., Aclisia indica, Pollia pentasperma, P. secundiflora, P. subumbellata, P. thyrsiflora and P. aclisia var. robusta are lectotypified)

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