Acrotrema arnottianum

Acrotrema arnottianum Wight, Ill. Ind. Bot. 1: 9 1840. ;

Common name: Arnott's Acrotrema

Herbs; stem very short, densely hispid. Leaves radical, rosetted, to 35 x 15 cm, obovate obtuse, distantly toothed, very hispid, nerves many, regular, parallel; petiole 3-8 cm long, stipules wing-like, adnate to petiole. Flowers 12 mm across, in axillary raceme; pedicel 5 cm long, hispid; sepals 5, 6 x 3 mm, obovate, obtuse, hairy outside; petals 5, 8 x 5 mm, obovate, glabrous, yellow; stamens many, filaments as long as anthers; anthers obovate; carpels 3, jointed along the inner edges; ovules many on parietal placentation; styles 3, recurved. Fruit of 3 follicles, 5 x 5 mm, coherent along the innersides; seeds many, triangular.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Moist places under bushes along edges of ditches in moist deciduous and evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)


Acrotrema arnottianum Wight- Dilleniaceae- ESSK-FEB 02 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).
Acrotrema arnottianum Wight is an endemic species of Kerala, belongs to the family Dilleniaceae, one of the three species reported from India.
This is usually seen at low land evergreen forests, particularly along the shady places in southern Kerala. Captured from Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala
Nice picture of the interesting plant!
Is this an acaulescent herb, ...?
Nice find. Is this the herb??