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 …?
I don’t think it is D. pedicellatus, more closer to Didymocarpus andersonii C. B. Clarke
That means enclosed document is wrong!
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!
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