Didymocarpus andersonii C.B. Clarke, Commelyn. Cyrtandr. Bengal. t. 62 1874. (syn: Roettlera andersonii (C.B. Clarke) Kuntze);
Himalaya: East Himalaya, Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Location : Kalingpong
Altitude: 5550 ft
Date: 6 July 2016
This is wild !
Didymocarpus species so far in efi
Can we get the final verification from …?
Thanks, …, Yeah, it appears close to images of Didymocarpus primulifolius in Fwd: Need id assistance SP 1 160715
I don’t think it is D. pedicellatus, more closer to Didymocarpus andersonii C. B. Clarke
That means enclosed document is wrong!
Thanks, … Is there a key to differentiate the two as two appear quite close?Appears close as per GBIF specimens- specimen 1 and specimen 2
It’s easy to differentiate D. pedicellatus and D. andersonii: if you look at the corolla shape, its funnel-form (gradually wider opening) in D.pedicellatus but salver-form (slender tube, narrow opening, with abruptly widening lobes) in D. andersonii. In D. pedicellatus petioles are nearly glabrous while in D. andersonii its densely pubescent.
Locality: Pankabari Ridge
alt. 3000 ft
Status: common in 2 places
IMG_9445, 9444, 9449 are of Gesneriaceae family. Some species in Didymocarpus genus.
This is clearly a species of Didymocarpus (Gesneriaceae). I suppose it is D. primulifolius D.Don (which is the type species of Didymocarpus, occurring in Nepal, NE India and S China), but confirmation is impossible
without having authentic materials at hands. Very nice photos!!!
I am also grateful to … for his tireless effort to identify any unknown taxon, really rare personality in this era!
It appears more closer to Didymocarpus pedicellatus R.Br. as per GBIF specimens rather than Didymocarpus primulifolius as per GBIF specimens and FoC illustration.
Is this also Didymocarpus andersonii C. B. Clarke ?
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI GBIF specimens- specimen 1 and specimen 2 (High resolution specimens) IBIS Flora Plant illustrations Materials for a revision of Didymocarpus January 2000