Henckelia umbellata Kanthraj A.S., Rana T.S. & K.N. Nair, Rheedea Vol 30(1) 2020;
Fwd: Gesneriaceae?,Koloriang,Kurung Kumey,Arunachal Pradesh. 26.10.16 : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
I can see the divided stigma in the central flower, so it should be a Henckelia. Most probably H. urticifolia (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) A. Dietr (Gesneriaceae). Pl also check the following link:
Plant collected from Koloriang is HENCKELIA GRANDIFLORA
Does not seem to match with images of at Chirita macrophylla Wall. (syn. of Henckelia grandifolia A.Dietr.)
The correct identification is Henckelia umbellata as per …
Posted on 11.2.17 & published in May’20- Henckelia umbellata : 3 posts by 2 authors.
It was posted by Dipankar ji on efloraofindia on 11.2.17 as per Fwd: Gesneriaceae?,Koloriang,Kurung Kumey,Arunachal Pradesh. 26.10.16
Now this species has been published in May’2020 as a new species as per Henckelia umbellata (Gesneriaceae), a new species from the eastern Himalaya of India– Kanthraj A.S., Rana T.S. & K.N. Nair, Rheedea Vol 30(1) 2020
This again reaffirms that there are many unidentified posts on efloraofindia, which if worked in right earnest by the researchers, may be published as new species.
Kudos to …!!
Yes, agreed …
Sorry …, this article has been published by another team of scientists. Yes that was an interesting one, but I was unable to describe it.
And I agree with the comment by …
Henckelia umbellata (Gesneriaceae), a new species from the eastern Himalaya of India– Kanthraj A.S., Rana T.S. & K.N. Nair, Rheedea Vol 30(1) 2020 (Abstract- A new species of Henckelia, H. umbellata is described from Arunachal Pradesh, India. H. umbellata sp. nov. can be easily distinguished by its umbellate inflorescence from other congeners. It superficially resembles H. longisepala (H.W.Li) D.J.Middleton & Mich.Möller in the large paired involucral bracts enclosing the flowers. It also shows similarity with H. urticifolia (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) A.Dietr. in habit, presence of glandular trichomes inside the corolla tube and glabrous ovary but several other characters are distinct between the species. A detailed description of the new species along with colour photographs, distribution, affinities and comparison with related species is given)