Sonerila nayariana Murug. & V. Balas., Taprobanica 3(2): 93 (2011);
S. India as per POWO;

378 ID wild plant Sonerila: 12 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 21SEP2022, 02.20pm
Habitat: wild moisture, rocky misty hill, wind, shady
Plant habit: micro shrub, erect branches, slender weak angular fleshy stem, 03mm purplish hairy base diameter, tamarind taste, annual
Height: 20cm
Leaves: opposite, ovate, oblong, acute, simple, serrated margins, tamarind tasted, size upto:05×3cm
Flower: terminal racemose, 3 petals, diameter:20mm, pink, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule cone shaped green into brown, size:02.5×0.5cm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

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Thank you very much for sharing the link, flowers are very matching, but having difference in peduncle image,

Very close to S. anaimudica, but not basally bulbous stem which showing in the diagram,

Could not find a match as per comparative images at Sonerila

I tried with listed species in Flora of Peninsular India, with distribution in the area.
But could not find any match.
It comes somewhat close to Sonerila grandiflora, but not convinced.

Also check an S.zeylanica specimen.

And also check S.nemakadensis specimen.

Looks close …!

Yes, it is very close to Sonerila grandiflora, (having two differences: lengthy peduncle and cylindrical stem) thank you very much for ID my plant,

For the time being, I will go for S.zeylanica specimen.

The photograph closely resembles Sonerila nayarii. It is closely related to S. grandiflora but distinguished by the absence of a distinct peduncle. I hope the material might have been collected from high ranges of Idukki district of Kerala or from adjacent districts.

Thank you very much for ID my plant. Yes it is captured from high altitude of Idukki district,

Yes appears close to images of Sonerila nayariana as per images in POWO.


POWO  Catalogue of Life