Strobilanthes micrantha

Strobilanthes micrantha Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1519 1850. (Syn: Taeniandra micrantha (Wight) Bremek.) as per efi thread;

SW-Ghats (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of life;
 
Small Flowered Strobilanthes;


Large shrubs; branchlets quadrangular, glabrous. Leaves to 18 x 9 cm, elliptic, acuminate at both ends, crenulate, glabrous; lateral nerves 9 pairs, pubescent below. Spikes 5-10 cm long, ovoid to oblong, solitary, axillary, enlarging in fruit; peduncles deflexed, glabrous; bracts 27 x 12 mm, lanceolate, hirtus, with an oval depression towards the base inside; bracteoles hairy. Calyx 17 mm long, lobes acuminate; corolla 18 mm long, campanulate with deflexed lobes; reddish brown; staminal filaments glabrous. Seeds 6 x 4 mm, oblong.
Flowering and fruiting: November-April
Evergreen and shola forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
 

 
 
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Came across this Strobilanthes sp. near Munnar, Kerala (November).
This photos are from my old collection and unfortunately these are the only photos i have of this sp.
As  indicated by ..., additional photos of leaves, stems, etc would have been of help for arriving at proper ID. I agree and its a good suggestion ..

I think this represents Strobilanthes micranthus Wight

 
 
 

References:

efi thread  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List  Flowers of India (Strobilanthes micranthus)

India Biodiversity Portal (Strobilanthes micranthus)  plant illustrations (Strobilanthes micrantha)

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