Epithema ceylanicum Gardner, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 492 (1846) (syn: Epithema dentatum (C.B.Clarke) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt; Epithema dentatum subsp. hispidum (C.B.Clarke) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt; Epithema taiwanense S.S.Ying; Epithema taiwanense var. fasciculatum (C.B.Clarke) Z.Yu Li & M.T.Kao);
India to Taiwan and Philippines: Andaman Is., Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
236 ID wild plant Argostemma: 13 images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki District Kerala 685607
Flower date: 13.12.2021, 04.05pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, shady, rock stone nearby stream facing waterfalls
Plant habit: erect, branches, weak fleshy stem 04mm base diameter, rooted on rock stone, hairy, annual
Leaves: opposite, heart shaped, apex, hairy, fleshy, serrated margins, size:15×8cm
Flower: racemose, clustered, diameter:02.5mm, white with violet, non fragrant
Fruit: cone shaped cup green into brown, diameter:05mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s
Are you sure it is Argostemma ??
I am not sure dear …, my suggestion is only based on my fruit image of A. quarantena at eFI,
Yes, it is Epithema carnosum dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant
As per A revision of Epithema (Gesneriaceae)– January 2015 Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 67(1):159-229- Kaylene Bransgrove and David John Middleton:
Epithema carnosum occasionally produces peduncles from the petioles of the leaves of the terminal leaf pair. Peduncles arising from the midrib of these leaves has only been observed in specimens of Epithema carnosum from Khasia in Northeast.
Only distribution is given of E. ceylanicum in the posted area.
So I take it as E. ceylanicum.
Regarding identification of the species collected from Dhenkanal Odisha , Aug 2022: 4 images- 2 high res.
Epithema zeylanicum Gardner !
Yes, matches as per images at
All database links says Epithema zeylanicum Gardner except for the POWO !
POWO Catalogue of Life (Epithema zeylanicum Gardner) The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Epithema zeylanicum Gardner) WCSP IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens)
A revision of Epithema (Gesneriaceae)– January 2015 Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 67(1):159-229- Kaylene Bransgrove and David John Middleton