Strobilanthes sessilis var. ritchei

Strobilanthes sessilis var. ritchei C. B. Cl. (Syn: Pleocaulus ritchei (C. B. Cl.) Bremek.) as per Catalogue of Life;
 
¿ plee-oh-KAW-lus ? -- from the Greek pleos (many) and kaulos (stem)
RICH-ee-eye -- named for Dr. Ritchie, collector of plants in Belgaon

commonly known in Marathi as: माळ कारवी mal karvi, टोपली कारवी topli karvi

Endemic to: northern Western Ghats (of India)


Ellipsoid pollen with septate bands and bracteolate flowers 
Grows in low clumps with softly hairy leaves. Inflorescence terminal with blue flowers. Differs from closely related genera within the Strobilanthus group by having ellipsoid pollen with septate bands and bracteolate flowers
Flowering period: August – October, however after a period of 9 -13 years
Undershrubs; stems erect, quadrangular, usually hairy. Leaves sessile or nearly so, 2-3 long, nearly as broad as long, ovate, lineolate and hairy above, nearly glabrous except on the nerves which are bristly beneath, apex acute, base rounded or often cordate. Flowers purple in strobiliform, axillary and terminal, pedunculate or subsessile, 2-8 cm long spikes, often 3 together at tops of branches. Capsules c 1 cm long, linear, oblong, acute, glabrous or with a few, minute, glandular hair at the top. Seeds c 0.25 cm across, suboricular, hygroscopically brown hairy all over,
Monotypic species close to other genera of Strobilanthus group but has a distinct low-tufted growth pattern and bracteolate flowers
Insect- pollinated
System: Terrestrial, Hill tops in high rainfall areas. Habitat: Slopes and plateaus at altitudes above 800 m ASL along the crestline of Northern Western Ghats.
Endemic.
(Attributions- Dr. Aparna Watve, Biome Conservation Foundation, Pune, India from India Biodiversity Portal )
 

 
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Kas Week :AVD: Pleocaulus ritche:01 October 2012: Pleocaulus ritche, family: Acanthaceae
 
 
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Kas Week :: DV :: 19 OCT 07 - 1154 :: Pleocaulus ritchiei:  Kas plateau ... about 4000 ft asl
... one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India 
19 OCT 07 & 28 SEP 08
Pleocaulus ritchiei (C.B.Clarke) Bremek. ... (family: Acanthaceae) 
¿ plee-oh-KAW-lus ? -- from the Greek pleos (many) and kaulos (stem)
RICH-ee-eye -- named for Dr. Ritchie, collector of plants in Belgaon

commonly known in Marathi as: माळ कारवी mal karvi, टोपली कारवी topli karvi
Endemic to: northern Western Ghats (of India)
References: Flowers of IndiaFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar 

Beautiful meadow and good flowers.
 
 
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Kas week : Pleocaulus ritchei SMP:  Pleocaulus ritchei
Topli Karvi. टोपली कारवी
Observed on many plateaus of Western ghats
very nice.. looks like acres and acres of this blue...
It must be really good sight to see these meadows.

 
 
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Kas weej:: PKA41:: Pleocaulus ritchiei:    Pleocaulus ritchiei (Family: Acanthaceae).
Local name: Topli Karvy.

Pleocaulus ritchiei (Family: Acanthaceae).
Local name: Topli Karvy.


 
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Kas week: PKA51:-- Concluding post- Kas plateau: I conclude my contribution to Kas week with this photograph of beautiful Kas plateau.
The plant with flowers in the foreground is Impatiens lawii; the wide bushy plant with serrated leaves is Pleocaulus ritchiei.
These are ones among top contributors to add colours to the plateau. An apt and beautiful picture representing Kas, ...
now that I know the id, googled and your picture at FOI came up
what a lovely flower color
intrigued that its also a strobilanthes....
GOI mentions Strobilanthes sessilis, Strobilanthes sessilis var. ritchiei of Barleria family, can believe it seeing the buds...
by the way FOI page was on the topmost position, ...
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Mal%20Karvy.html


 
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KAS Week DS_051012_02 Karvi I: Large blue bell shaped flower, buds covered with hairy bracts. Which Karvi is it - Pleocaulus ritchiei or Nilgirianthus reticulatus ?
These pics taken from one plant. I will post another set of similar flower, seen some distance away. Kas. 22nd Sep 2012.
Both flowers once in 7 years - got info from net.
Pleocaulus ritchiei as per thread


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KAS Week DS_051012_03 Karvi II: This is the other set of Karvi pics , from dofferent plant.
Are they same as the my last posting?
Pleocaulus ritchiei as per thread


 
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Pleocaulus ritchiei topli karvi : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
While driving near Loanavala , Mulshi Got this beautifull Topli karvi on roadside
Pleocaulus ritchiei
Acanthaceae
Topli karvi in marathi
4/9/2013
Lonavala Mharashtra


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Acanthaceae sp for ID?- PKA-March-38 : 8 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4).
Seen this small shrub at the top of Baba Budangiri Hills, Chikmagalur region, Karnataka.
I think the flowering season was over and i could spot only one plant with flowers. Plant reminded me of Pleocaulus ritchei (Family: Acanthaceae).
Flowers were seen very close to ground..
Altitude: Approx. 5500 ft.
Habitat: Wild

Date/Time: 26-01-2014/ 04:45PM.
Pleocaulis sessiloides (Cl.) Bren is reported from coorg area, B. ritchei is considered as a variety of P. sessiloides.
Could you pl. give the source refrence of your observation ?

Flora of Coorg(Kodagu), Karnataka, India

  • Vimsat Publishers, Bangaore
  • June 30, 1990
Authors: K.R. Keshava Murthy, S.N.Yoganarasimhan
Yes it Pleocaulus ritchei.. topali karavi in marathi
It is Rungia species?
No ..., it is not Rungia sp for sure!!


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Sinhagad, Aug 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKAUG-15 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).  
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Sinhagad, Pune in Aug 2014.
The plant u have photographed is strobilanthes sps. In Marathi it is called topli karvi.
Thanks ... for the feedback... Is it Pleocaulus ritchei (syn. Strobilanthes sessilis)? 
I agree with the ID
 
 
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ANAUG57 Acanthaceae for ID- Strobilanthus sp.? : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Thadiyandamol, Western Ghats
30th August, 2014

Identified as Pleocaulus ritchei by ...
 
 
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Strobilanthes kunthiana (?) : 6 posts by 5 authors. 2 images.
Please confirm if it is Strobilanthes kunthiana or Neelakurunji. Spotted them during a drive to Kemmengundi (Karnataka). The bloom just started. If my identification is right, in a month whole hill will be covered by them.
It seems Strobilanthus kunthianus
Does it not match Strobilanthes sessilis sir?
efi page on Strobilanthes kunthiana  
It is not Strobilanthes kunthiana.
This is most probably Strobilanthes sessilis Nees var ritchiei C.B. Clarke 
 
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Attached are pictures of Pleocaulus ritchei captured at various places in Satara in October 2014.

Attached are pictures of Pleocaulus ritchei captured at Sinhagad near Pune in August 2014.
 
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Pleocaulus ritchiei (C.B.Clarke) Bremek.
on Kas plateau on October 19, 2007
on Kas plateau on September 28, 2008
at Tung fort on July 31, 2011
Very Good Photos ... The mass flowering was observed at Kas in 2008.
 
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ANMAR19/40 Strobilanthes sessilis : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9) 
Family: Acanthaceae
Date: September 2014
Place: Chikamagalur, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
... Most of the posts so far in efi seems to be of Strobilanthes sessilis var. ritchei,
is your post is of var. sessilis
There is also appears to be some confusion regarding its taxonomy. Hope somebody clarifies it.  
..., the ID I have provided is the same as I received once before from this group itself so I agree with the ID you have provided now.
 
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Pleocaulus ritchiei from Kas plateau. Mass flowering was observed in year 2008. 
great pictures


 Images by tspkumar
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TSPDEC2015-16-189: Images of Strobilanthes sessilis var.ritchei : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)

It is my pleasure to share few images of  Strobilanthes sessilis var. retchei (Acanthaceae)

Ref: https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a---l/a/acanthaceae/strobilanthes/pleocaulus-ritchiei

Low clumps with soft hairy leaves- Erect, quadrangular and hairy stem-Leaves sessile or nearly so,apex acute, leaf base rounded or cordate-Flowers purple, axillary and terminal. 

Habit: Under shrub 

Habitat: Montane forest amidst grass 

Sighting: Mullaianagiri-Kemmangundi, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700 msl 

Date:19-08-2014, 21-09-2014, 04-10-2014 and 01-08-2015



 
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Pleocaulis ritchiei : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Pleocaulis ritchiei syn. Strobilanthes sessilis 
Kaas plateau
third week of October
Strobilanthes sessilis var. ritchei---for validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., OFF lonavala, pune in September 18.

Appears to be correct ID but let us wait for expert opinion.

 
 
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