Boerhavia coccinea Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 4 1768. (syn: Boerhavia agglutinans Batt. & Trab.; Boerhavia bracteata T.Cooke; Boerhavia caribaea Jacq.; Boerhavia coccinea var. paniculata (Kuntze) Moscoso; Boerhavia coccinea f. parcehirsuta Heimerl; Boerhavia coccinea var. viscosa (Lag. & Rodr.) Moscoso; Boerhavia diffusa Sw.; Boerhavia diffusa f. crassifolia Domin; Boerhavia diffusa var. hirsuta Heimerl; Boerhavia diffusa var. obtusifolia Choisy; Boerhavia diffusa var. viscosa (Lag. & Rodr.) Heimerl; Boerhavia diffusa var. xerophila Domin; Boerhavia glandulosa Andersson; Boerhavia hirsuta Jacq.; Boerhavia ixodes Standl.; Boerhavia marlothii Heimerl; Boerhavia nantocana Schauer; Boerhavia obtusifolia Lam.; Boerhavia patula Dombey ex Vahl; Boerhavia polymorpha Rich.; Boerhavia ramulosa M.E.Jones; Boerhavia reboudiana Pomel; Boerhavia sonorae Rose; Boerhavia squamata Raf.; Boerhavia viscosa Lag. & Rodr.; Boerhavia viscosa subsp. apiculata Standl.; Boerhavia viscosa f. oligadena Heimerl)?;
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Boerhavia sp. Confirmation: 4 images- 3 high res.
I have collected this Boerhavia sp. From wetlands of North Gujarat (Oct-2021). Its similar to Boerhavia diffusa but fruits of plants have shiny and glabrous whereas in B.diffusa all 5 margins of fruits have glands on them. And stiky substance are present whereas in this plant is absent.
Please help me to confirm species level id.

Boerhavia erecta L.!

Fruits shape are different in B.erecta. apex is truncate. Here is differ from this.

As per the flowering most probably it is B. diffusa. Some important details getting from Bombay Flora (It is a Protean plant changing it’s appearance according to soil and situation). Please check their distribution in and around the study area.

Yes, …, you seem to be right.
Pl. check with Boerhavia coccinea as per A taxonomic revision of Boerhavia (Nyctaginaceae) in southern Africa (South African Journal of Botany Volume 86, May 2013, Pages 116-134).
It has been introduced in India as per POWO.

Thank you … will check for B. coccinea..

Any further inputs/ feedback?

No not yet.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1

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