369 ID wild plant Spermacoce: 16 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Flower date: 23SEP2022, 12.05pm
Habitat: wild moisture, no sunlight rocky misty hill, wind
Plant habit: small shrub, erect branches, hard quadrangular grooved silver stem, cylindrical lite flaked base diameter 20mm, perennial
Height: 04.5 feet
Leaves: opposite, elliptic, acute, soft glossy, size upto:12×5cm
Flower: axillary whorled racemose, diameter:03.5mm, white, non fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x
Do not remember seeing this.
Ok dear …, it is very rare, only three plants closely growing
This could be a species of Lasianthus of Rubiaceae family.
It could be Lasianthus acuminatus based on the characteristic hairs on the calyx.
Thanks a lot dear … for the ID suggestion, it is close to Lasianthus, leaves are very matching but flower image is not matching and its stem is angular.
I tried to check all listed species of Lasianthus from Kerala, but could not reach an id.
No flower matching images,
This is a Hedyotis species for sure. Not Lasianthus.
I guess that is the closest match …!
Yes, it is very close to Hedyotis membranacea, thank you very much for ID my plant. Kerala plants image is very close,
Maybe there are some little variations in the species.
Thank you very much dear … for the great observations and providing links.
Thanks a lot dear… for the confirmation of my plant as Hedyotis membranacea,
On this occasion they seen the same live plant directly and confirmed it as Hedyotis membranacea. And also they collected the specimens of Artabotrys.
We have visited the place and confirmed that it is not Lasianthus and it is Hedyotis.