Aeschynanthus



Keys from Flora of Bhutan:
l. Stems and leaves hairy . . . . . ………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. 2
+ Stems and leaves glabrous (or rarely some hairs on stem only) . . .. . .. 3
2. Leaves glabrous above. hairy below: corolla red: gynoecium glabrous except for minute sessile glands on ovary . .. . . . . .. 1. A. gracilis
+ Leaves hairy on both surfaces (hairs sometimes sparse above): corolla white; stipe. ovary and style densely pubescent . .  2. A. chiritoides
3. Calyx divided to base or very nearly so . . .. . . . . . .. 4
+ Calyx with a distinct tube . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  . . . . . .. 8
4. Flowers in terminal and axillary clusters (1-5 flowers) lacking a peduncle: bracts inconspicuous . . . . . . . .. 4. A. micranthus
+ Flowers in terminal and/or axillary pedunculate cymes, these either expanded or congested or the flowers sometimes solitary; bracts conspicuous (but sometimes caducous) . . . .. 5
5. Bracts less than 1 cm long; cyme very open: corolla c 15mm. green with red lobes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3. A. acuminatus
+ Bracts 1.5- 6cm long; cyme congested or flowers +/- solitary: corolla (also calyx and bracts) red . ... . . . . . . .. 6
6. Bracts 3.7- 6 cm long: corolla 6.5- 9cm . . . . . . . . . . 5. A. superbus
+ Bracts 1.5- 3cm long; corolla 3.5-5 cm . . .  . . . . . . .. 7
7. Leaves broadest near base; peduncles l—5cm: corolla 3.5—4cm ...…………………....…. 6. A. bracteatus
+ Leaves mostly broadest in middle or upper half: peduncles 5-12cm: corolla 4.3—5cm . . .. 7. A. peelii
8. Calyx and pedicels clad in spreading hairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 12. A. maculatus
+ Calyx and pedicels either glabrous (or rarely a few hairs tufted at tips of lobes) or clad in minute nearly sessile glands . .. . . . .. 9
9. Calyx lobes very obtuse. mostly about 1/3 of the length of the tube ….. 8. A. hookeri
+ Calyx lobes acute (rarely subacute) to acuminate. either much longer than tube or very roughly equalling it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10
10. Corolla 3.5-5cm long. with remarkably coarse hairs inside lower part of tube . . . . . . . . . .. 9. A. parasiticus
+ Corolla 2-3cm long, without (or rarely 2-3) coarse hairs inside lower part of tube . .. . . . . . .. 11
11. Calyx glabrous. tube l.8-4mm long. lobes 6-12mm. roughly 2-4 times as long as tube . ………………………………………………….... I0. A. parviflorus
+ Calyx covered in minute almost sessile glands. tube 2—5mm long, lobes 2.5 —4.5mm, about equalling to slightly shorter than tube ... 11. A. sikkimensis



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Aeschynanthus pulcher (Blume) G.Don
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Aeschynanthus species in India:
  1. Aeschynanthus acuminatus Wall. ex A.DC.
  2. A. andamanensis Goel, M.K.V.Rao & Mehrotra [synonym of A.parasiticus (Roxb.) Wall.]
  3. A. angustioblongus W.T.Wang
  4. A. austroyunnanensis Wang [synonym of A. micranthus C.B.Clarke]
  5. A. bracteatus Wall. ex A.DC.
  6. A. ceylanicus Gardner
  7. A. chiritoides C.B. Clarke
  8. A. deleiensis C.E.C. Fisch. [synonym of A. parasiticus (Roxb.) Wall.]
  9. A. fulgens Wall. ex R. Br.
  10. A. griffithii R. Br.
  11. A. hookeri C.B. Clarke
  12. A. linearifolius C.E.C. Fisch.
  13. A. maculatus Lindl. [synonym of A. parviflorus (D.Don) Spreng.]
  14. A. mannii Kurz ex C.B. Clarke
  15. A. micranthus C.B. Clarke
  16. A. mimetes B.L. Burtt [synonym of A. parasiticus (Roxb.) Wall.]
  17. A. monetarius Dunn
  18. A. novogracilis W.T.Wang
  19. A. oblanceolatus (J.Anthony) C.E.C.Fisch. [synonym of A. linearifolius C.E.C. Fisch. var. oblanceolatus (J.Anthony) W.T.Wang]
  20. A. parasiticus (Roxb.) Wall.
  21. A. parviflorus (D.Don) Spreng.
  22. A. perrottetii A.DC.
  23. A. sikkimensis (C.B.Clarke) Stapf. [synonym of A. parviflorus (D.Don)Spreng.]
  24. A. stenosepalus J.Anthony
  25. A. superbus C.B.Clarke
  26. A. tirapensis Bhattacharyya
  27. A. volubilis Jack
  28. A. kingii C.B.Clarke

References:

  1. Bhattacharyya, U.C. & Goel, A.K. 2015. Systematic account of the genus Aeschynanthus Jack (Gesneriaceae) in India. Phytotaxonomy 14: 1-22.
  2. Datta, S., Paul, T.K. & Sinha, B.K. 2015. Aeschynanthus angustioblongus W.T.Wang (Gesneriaceae), an addition to Indian Flora. Phytotaxonomy. 14: 23-24.
  3. The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 15 July 2015).


 

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