Gesneriaceae member ?- Kolakham- Lava, West Bengal




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sharing the image of an unknown wild flower....
shot near Kolakham-Lava in the Neora Valley NP of the Eastern Himalayas.
Time: December 2010.
Camera: Kodak z980
Height: 5500 feet approx.
I have searched the net once again and my conclusion (conclusion of a novice) is -
1) It is a member of Gesneriaceae family
2) sepal and petal colour suggest a Aeschynanthus sp., might be A. lanceolatus (http://www.infojardin.com/foro/showthread.php?t=30103) or some hybrid (http://www.zoonar.com/photo/aeschynanthus-mona-lisa-schamblume-sinnblume_240473.html) or another similar looking - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/47110/#b
3) leaf margin and texture suggest might be a Besleria sp., .... don't know if there is any Besleria without decussate leaves. This link might be of some use- http://jerojetw.blogspot.in/2010_11_01_archive.html


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