Lasianthus lucidus Blume, Bijdr. 997 1826. (syn: Mephitidia lucida (Blume) DC.; Nonatelia lucida (Blume) Kuntze);
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China (Yunnan) to Tropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, Hainan, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
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Evergreen shrubs; branches and branchlets glabrous or sparsely strigose on very young parts. Leaves simple, opposite decussate; stipules ca. 0.1-0.15 cm, persistent, triangular, strigose; petiole ca. 0.25-0.8 cm, strigillose or strigose; lamina ca. 5-7.5 x 2.3-5 cm, elliptic or lanceolate, cuneate at base, acute at apex, margins undulate, slightly coriaceous, roung and hairy beneath; secondary nerves 5-6 pairs. Inflorescences glomerulate to subcapitate, sessile; bracts absent; Flowers sessile or subsessile; calyx with hypanthium portion obconic to widely campanulate, ca. 0.1-0.15 cm, glabrescent; limb deeply lobed; lobes 5, narrowly triangular, ca. 0.2-0.3 cm, unequal on an individual flower, strigose; corolla ca. 0.8-1.2 cm, glabrous or strigillose outside, villous at throat and on lobes inside; lobes 5, triangular, ca. 0.2-0.25 cm. Fruit globose or ovoid, ca. 0.4-0.5 cm in diam., glabrous; pyrenes 5.
Montane forests, shaded and wet places; 900-2400 m.
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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MS,Oct.,2021/41 Lasianthus sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Ailawng
Date : 23-11-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild


Yes from me.


As per keys given by you in MS,Jan.,2021/20 Lasianthus sp. ? for id., it will be either L.hookeri or L.lucidus, depending on the no. of pyrenees (i.e. stones) inside the fruit.
Can you check the no. inside the fruit?


No, sir


Can you post description of both species i.e. L.hookeri (onetwo) or L.lucidus (onetwo) as I am unable to decide based on specimens in POWO?



Checked but could not decide.
May I request you to pl. post high res. images to check further.



2 high res. images.


I think it is closer to L.lucidus as per description.


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MS,Nov.,2021/25 Lasianthus sp. for id.: 4 images.
Location : Ailawng
Date : 26-09-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild


Lasianthus lucidus Blume, as per images and details herein. 


 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flora of China  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora

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