Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens Gamble, Fl. Madras 2: 1053 1924;
SW-India (Kerala) as per CoL;
Common name: Winged-Stalk Gymnostachyum

259 ID wild plant Justicia: 12 images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Dist. Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 14.01.2022, 11.40pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, river/ stream side
Plant habit: erect, branches, weak angular stem 07mm base diameter, velvety, annual
Height: 02 feet
Leaves: opposite, ovate, apex, velvety, soft, lite aromatic, size:18×09cm or less
Flower: racemose, diameter:03.5mm, yellow with violet shade, lite fragrance
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Gymnostachyum latifolium?….or a new variety?

It’s appearance except flower is close to Gymnostachyum latifolium, I don’t know its a new specious of Gymnostachyum. Thank you very much dear … for the ID suggestion,

I go for Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens

Yes, it is Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,

Sharing more images.
Location: Chathamattom, riverside
CANON shots
4 high res. images.


Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens in FoPI:
Dinesh ji’s images at Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens in FoPI are of Gymnostachyum warrieranum KMP Kumar, Indu et V.B.Sreek., as per images and details herein.
Pl. correct.

Thank you very much … We will attend to it.


ID KZD 04/14/2/23: 2 images.
Please identify this herb from Kozhikode district of Kerala. 14/2/23

Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens Gamble ??

Yes, appears close to images at



Catalogue of Life  Flowers of India  Wikimedia Commons
Extended distribution and lectotypification of Gymnostachym latifolium var. decurrens Gamble – an endemic entity of the Western Ghats 2009- Malapati K. Janarthanam-