Dicliptera beddomei

Dicliptera beddomei C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 4: 551 1885. (syn: Diapedium beddomei (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze);

India (E-Ghats (Andhra Pradesh)) as per Catalogue of Life;

As per efi thread:
This is the key as per FPM Gamble and T.Pullaiah:
1.Flowers in slender trichotomous/ divaricately branched lax panicles:
 a. inflorescence bracts minute, linear; flowering bracts and bracteoles minute; leaves almost glabrous: Dicliptera parvibracteata
 b. bracts ciliate, leaves minutely pubescent, bracteoles linear-lanceolate, inflorescence branches hairy: Dicliptera beddomei
2. Flowers in axillary peduncled clusters:
 a. leaves hairy, rounded or obtuse at base;  floral bracts obovate-oblong: Dicliptera cuneata
 b. leaves acuminate at both ends, floral bracts foliaceous: Dicliptera foetida
3. flowers in dense axillary and terminal sessile or subsessile clusters, leaves rhomboid: Dicliptera bupleuroides
4. Flower clusters mostly in axillary whorls, bracts-oblong-obovate; leaves glabrous, ovate: Dicliptera verticellata





Clarke ; leaves ovate acuminate minutely pubescent, bracts 1/3 in. linear-oblong suddenly mucronate ciliate.
N. MADRAS ; Nallaymallays (in Kurnool), Beddome.
Stems diffuse, striate, glabrous except the tips. Leaves 5.1/2 by 3.1/4 in., pubescen beneath or nearly glabrous, base acuminate ; petiole 2 in. Panicle 6 in., lax branches often patently white-hairy ; floral leaves at the bifurcations gradually reduced, uppermost linear ; bracteoles 1/6 in., linear-lanceolate. Corolla 3/4 in., minutely pubescent. Capsule nearly 1/3 in., clavate, pubescent ; placentae rising elastically from the base. Seeds verrucose.
(The Flora of British India as per IBIS Flora (FBI))


Images by A. Lalithamba (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)

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Dicliptera cuneata Nees : 1 post by 1 author.
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Plant name: Dicliptera cuneata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 111. 1832. 
Family: Acanthaceae
Description: 
Annual herbs, erect and gabrascent, 50-80 cm tall. Stem 4-angular. Leaves opposite; petiolate; lamina ovate-lanceolate, 4-12 × 2-5 cm, apex acute, base rounded or truncate, glabrescent above and appressed hairy below. Flowers pink, 1-1.5cm long, in axillary or terminal sub-capitate cymes on 3-5 cm long peduncles, 3-5 cymes from each axil. Bracts 2, unequal, bracteoles linear. Calyx lobes 4 mm, linear. Corolla tube 7 mm, hairy, deeply 2 lobed, with dark pink spots on inner side. Stamens 2, included, anthers unequal, cells muticous. Ovary 1 mm, oblong. Capsule ovoid, pubescent.
Habitat & location: Limited to Peninsular India. 

Reply from another thread by ...: correction of Dicliptera cuneata posted by me:
Dicliptera posted by me is not D.cuneata, wrongly identified.
it is Dicliptera beddomei- reasons branches slender, striate, flowers in trichotomous cymes on lax panicles branches hairy, bracts narrow and linear flowering bracts linear
the correction may be carried - you please observe there is 3 branches from each axil and see the difference with present specimen again sending the images. 


 
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Fwd: correction of Dicliptera cuneata posted by me : 4 images. 4 images- 1 to 2 mb each.
Dicliptera posted by me is not D.cuneata, wrongly identified
it is Dicliptera beddomei- reasons branches slender, striate, flowers in trichotomous cymes on lax paniclesbranches hairy, bracts narrow and linear flowering bracts linear
the correction may be carried -you please observe there is 3 branches from each axil and see the difference with present specimen again sending the images 
 


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