Eranthemum tubiflorum (T. Anders.) Radlk. ex Lindau, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 311 1895. (syn: Daedalacanthus tubiflorus T. Anders.);


NE-India (Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin), S-Himalaya, ?Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;


Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar as per POWO;




ID No. CRF_110:   Please help to Identify this plant

Date: 09-01-2011
Location- Kokrajhar,Assam (Ele-185 m)

Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit-  Herb/shrub
Height/Length- 30-170cm

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 8-10X 3-5cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in photo
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-as seen in photo
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not found

Looks like Hygrophilla auriculata ?

Flora of Peninsular India

Eranthemum purpurascens Wight ex Nees. ??

To me it appears like some Strobilanthes species.

This is a species of Eranthemum, probably Eranthemum pulchellum

Thanks, … But I did not find the shape of the corolla like this in any Eranthemum species. What other genus can it be?

I still think this is a species of Eranthemum. The two exserted stamens, and the subequally 5-lobed corolla and the distinctive bracts strongly suggest this genus. Not all species have a narrowly cylindrical corolla tube including E. tubiflorum from the Assam region. I am not sure of the species. More photographs, perhaps of a pressed specimen where the whole inflorescence shape is clear might be helpful.

Thanks, …, for the id. It matches perfectly with the GBIF– specimen of Eranthemum tubiflorum as well as the distribution as per POWO.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF– specimen Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora

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