Neanotis decipiens (Hook.f.) W.H.Lewis,

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 53: 37 1966. (syn: Anotis decipiens Hook.f.);
S.India as per POWO;

Procumbent herbs, rooting at lower nodes; stems glabrous. Leaves ovate, acuminate, sparsely villous; nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 3 cm long, hairy. Cymes 3-5 cm across, terminal; branches glabrous, slender. Flowers 5-6 mm long, blue or pink, subsessile; calyx lobes ovate, ciliate; corolla tube slender, shortly villous inside, lobes ovate, villous.
Flowering and fruiting: October-November
Evergreen forests
Western Ghats
(Attribution- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)



ID of Neanotis p. : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- 1, 1, & 2 mb.

Pl help me to identify the attached photos of Neanotis sp.
The plant was observed at Wagaman, Kerala, Western Ghats. It is a subshrub found near the water source. Observed during Oct-2018

Pl. check comparative images at

I have already checked. Not matching with any of the available species.

Neanotis calycina (Wall. ex Hook.f.) W.H.Lewis. ??

Neanotis decipiens (Hook.f.) W.H. Lewis as per GBIF and Wikimedia Commons


Plant for ID from Chikmagalur-GS13012021-1
Please help with ID, photographed from Baba Budangiri hill, just below peak, Chikmagalur, 26-9-2015.

Hedyotis sp. is suggested by … on Facebook Indian Flora, H. pupurascens seems closest.

Neanotis sahyadrica ??

Subsequently identified as Neanotis decipiens.


Neanotis sp.?? for ID at Munnar-PKA53 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 600 kb each.
This herb was seen at Shola Forest near Munnar.
Looks like some Neanotis sp. (Rubiaceae Family).

Could this be Neanotis indica??

Efi page available at

Anotis sp.?

in the link you gave … … said ultimate clincher is foetid smell of the roots. it was a case of …

so … do you have such olfactory data?

Looks different from images available at Neanotis indica
Pl. check other species available at Neanotis

Does not match with any species so far in efi site as per comparative images at Neanotis

Between Neanotis decipiens (Hook.f.) W.H.Lewis and  Neanotis indica (DC.) W.H.Lewis ??

Yes, you are right as it appears close to images and details at Neanotis decipiens


Nilgiris of 02-10-14 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 879 kb.
prosterate plant found at Nilgiri tea estates at 1600 MSL.
Crushed leafs have offensive smell. Leafs and stem tomentose.

ID please.. for better view please zoom.

is it of the family Rubiaceae?…..

It is knoxia mollis

It looks different from other images at Knoxia sumatrensis

Neanotis sp??

I think looks different from images at Neanotis tubulosa

It appears close to images and details at Neanotis decipiens 




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Wikimedia Commons  Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants

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