Murdannia esculenta ?

Murdannia esculenta (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) Abeyw., Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci. 2: 82 (1959) (syn: Aneilema esculentum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke; Aneilema pulneyense Fyson; Aneilema pulneyense Fyson; Commelina esculenta B.Heyne ex Hook.f., not validly publ.; Phaeneilema pulneyense (Fyson) Raizada);    

India, Sri Lanka as per WCSP;


Leaves oblong-elliptic, to 6.5 x 0.8 cm, plicate, recurved, base obtuse, apex acute; sheath 1.5 cm. Panicles to 5 cm; peduncle to 6 cm; bracts 1.5 mm; pedicel 5 mm. Perianth 3+3; outer lobes oblong, 5 mm; inner ones obovate, 6 mm, pink to violet. Stamens 3; filaments 3.5 mm; staminodes 2.5 mm. Ovary 2 mm; style 2.5 mm. Capsule 8.5 mm; seeds 1-seriate, a few per cell, 1.5 mm, tuberculate.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Paddy fields
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


 
 
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Kodaikanal flora 020914 TBN 3 for id:: SEP TBN 3 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date :16.08.14                                                            
Location :Mannavanur
Altitude :6500 ft
Habitat :wild grassland
Habit :herb
Height :less than a feet
Is it a trimerous flower? If so, is it a monocot?
Yes, a monocot, likely to be a Murdannia sp. ..Commelinaceae
Need more views to determine its proper ID, ... is correct it is Murdannia species.
Thanks ... Hope to take better photos next time. Did not want to uproot the plant.
Perhaps, Murdannia esculenta



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