Aeschynanthus perrottetii



es-kee-NAN-thus -- Greek: aischyno (ashamed); anthos (flowers), referring to the blushing red color of the flowers ... Dave's Botanary
¿ per-ROT-tay-tee-eye ? -- named for George Samuel Perrottet, Swiss-born French botanist and horticulturist ... Flowers of India
 

commonly known asNilgiri blushwort 


Epiphytic subshrubs; stems terete, glabrous, scandent. Leaves opposite, to 8 x 1.5 cm, elliptic, succulent, acute, pale below; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or rarely paired; pedicels 1 cm long; sepals 8 x 1 mm, free, lanceolate; corolla pink, 4.5 cm long, tubular, curved, widening above, oblique at mouth, lobes 5, subequal, ovate, obtuse, glandular-ciliate; stamens 4, all perfect; filaments 2.5 cm long, free, inserted at the middle of the corolla tube; upper stamens with smaller anthers, confluent in pairs; ovary long-stipitate; linear, 1-celled, ovules many; style slender, stigma terminal. Capsule to 15 cm long, linear; seeds linear, many.
Flowering and fruiting: November-January
Evergreen and shola forests
Global Distribution-  Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
  
 
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Nature, – after all, is unpredictable, beautiful and downright mysterious! Like this red flower, which I thought was part of the tree, until we realized that the leaves of the flower and the tree differed; a deception or should I have had sharper vision? Seems like an epiphyte, asclepiadaceae member, so on.. ..
It is evening in Bhagamandala. The clouds have long dispatched their booty, soaking the land around and graciously accepting the munificence, little blades of grass push their way upward, cushioning the fall of the rain drops on their soft surfaces. Reveling in this beauty, a teacher and his daughter head home, with the latter plying him with questions and he answering patiently until they reach the confines of their cozy home.
Date/Time- 27 Jul 2011 5.55PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Bhagamandala, Coorg, Karnataka
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Forest fringes, Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length-approx - 2.5 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape - ~Opposite, Linear-Lanceolate , 7-10cms, Leaf Venation -Not present
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Crimson Red, 5-8cms,
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- Host tree & leaf pictures attached
This is a Gesneriaceae, an Aeschynanthus or something close.
Many of the plant descriptions lead to Aeschynanthus hookeri Hooker's Blushwort Gesneriaceae family
-flower, leaves stem, margin, stack, bracts,sepal, stamen. However the habitat is restricted to the North east and the Himalayas
Reference: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Hooker's%20Blushwort.html 
This looks like Aeschynanthus perrottetti on Hirda [Terminalia chebula].
The host plant looks like Aporosa lindleyana of Euphorbiaceae family.
Think you missed the glands on the petioles clearly seen in photograph DSC 6413.
I am not sure about the glands, but the leaf arrangement, venation and the leaf shape (especially base and tip) suggests that this is most probably A. lindleyana. I thought I had suggested the same when these pictures had posted.
For further reference on T. chebula - efi thread
My photographs for comparison of Terminalia chebula [Hirda] clearly showing the petiolar glands are available in the archives of this group.
Let us wait for others comments too.
At the mean time I shall get pictures of leaves of Aporusa lindleyana and upload the same in this thread soon.

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ANAUG62 Which Loranthaceae member is this? : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).
Coorg
29th August 2014

Could this be a Aeschynanthus sp.? 
One more photo- Attachments (1)
Looks close to Aeschynanthus perrottetii.
Information on LOCATION is always helpful please.
May be Aeschynanthus superbus (Gesneriaceae)
It is given as Aeschynanthus perrottetii in the flora of Coorg
The plant was found growing on a tree in Madikeri, Coorg. On the way to Abbey Falls.
Aeschynanthus perrottetii
 

Images by tspkumar 

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TSPOCT2015-35: Images of Aeschynanthus perrottetii (Gesneriaceae) shared : 3 posts by 3 authors.  

It is my pleasure to share a few images of Aeschynanthus perrottetii (Gesneriaceae) 

Habit: Epiphytic, shrub 

Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forest fringe 
Sighting: Devaramane, Kottigehara in Chikmagalur (about 1400 and 1200 msl respectively) and Hethoor, Sakaleshpur (about 1200 msl), all in Karnataka
Date: 17-08-2015, 22-08-2015, 28-09-2015 and 10-10-2015
Your special interest seems to be epiphytes and parasites.


Bisle Ghat Karnataka
Date: 15 NOV 2016 ... Altitude range: ~ 956 - 139 m (3136 - 456 ft) asl
Aeschynanthus perrottetii A.DC. ... (family: Gesneriaceae) 

via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > Aeschynanthus perrottetii A.DC. ... family: Gesneriaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
es-kee-NAN-thus -- Greek: aischyno (ashamed); anthos (flowers), referring to the blushing red color of the flowers ... Dave's Botanary
¿ per-ROT-tay-tee-eye ? -- named for George Samuel Perrottet, Swiss-born French botanist and horticulturist ... Flowers of India 
commonly known asNilgiri blushwort 
botanical namesAeschynanthus perrottetii A.DC. ... synonymsAeschynanthus ceylanicus Wight ... more at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
November 15, 2016 ... Bisle Ghat, Karnataka 



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