Galphimia gracilis (Cultivated)


Golden Thyrallis, Gold Shower, Rain of Gold, Canary bush, Slender goldshower, Thriallis, Spray of Gold;

Native of tropical America. Commonly cultivated as per BSI Flora of India;
 
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On 13/7/08 in Hyderabad, AP; Dharuhera, Haryana- Nov.'08; in Sunder Nursery Delhi- Aug'09; in Bandhavgarh- Nov.'09; As per link- blossoms in late summer and fall although some flowers can be expected at all times if warm temperatures are maintained Golden Thyrallis (Galphimia gracilis) - indiantreepix | Google Groups Malphigia sp for id - indiantreepix | Google Groups For ID 110809 ET 2 - indiantreepix | Google GroupsGalphimia gracilis ID 010909GS1 - indiantreepix | Google Groups pLAnt fr ID SK 005 - indiantreepix | Google Groups

Images by Dr. Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg)
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Galphimia gracilis from Delhi - efloraofindia | Google Groups : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Galphimia gracilis Batling. from Sunder Nursery, New Delhi, photographed on September 1, 2009
This small shrub is most confused and often sold in nurseries under the name G. glauca or sometimes G. brasiliensis. Last one is mainly a South American species also like G. gracilis with deciduous petals but easily differentiated by peduncles being absent or less than 2 mm long and smaller corolla limb (ca 4 mm long). G. glauca is distinct in having persistent petals often spreading below the fruit, longer and denser inflorescence, peduncle much shorter than peduncle (less than 1/2 as long) with bracteoles borne well below the tip of peduncle (peduncle 1/2 to almost as long as pedicel in G. gracilis; bracteoles at peduncle tip), shorter claw (1.5-2 mm in lateral petals, 3-4 in posterior, as against 2-2.5 in lat and 4-5 in post. petals in G. gracilis) and shorter fruit (2.5 mm long as against 4.5-5 mm in G. gracilis).
For excellent paper on Galphimia refer to 
Contr.. Univ. Michigan Herb. 25: 1-82, 2007 
REVISION OF Galphimia (Malpighiaceae)
Christiane Anderson
University of Michigan Herbarium
3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-2287

I think the confusion arose from the fact that the plant which was called Galphimia glauca Hort.  ex Bartl., is now known as Galphimia gracilis. Thanks for bringing this to light
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ID request - 05072011PC3
: Please identify the plant. Branched shrub growing in Delhi,
Flowers in May -June. 1-1.5 m high. 

Galfemia glouca
Galphimia gracilis may be its an old name... 
It is Galphimia glauca (Slender goldshower) of Malpigiaceae family.
Please note the spelling. http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/Slender%20Goldshower.html 
This thread should help you: https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/36...
Here is my relevant information from that thread
G. glauca is distinct in having persistent petals often spreading below the fruit, longer and denser inflorescence, peduncle much shorter than peduncle (less than 1/2 as long) with bracteoles borne well below the tip of peduncle (peduncle 1/2 to almost as long as pedicel in G. gracilis; bracteoles at peduncle tip), shorter claw (1.5-2 mm in lateral petals, 3-4 in posterior, as against 2-2.5 in lat and 4-5 in post. petals in G. gracilis) and shorter fruit (2.5 mm long as against 4.5-5 mm in G. gracilis).

It looks like G.gracilis to me but shall check the plant again and get back with better picutres. 
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Flora of Panipat: Galphimia Glauca From Arya PG College Campus Panipat
:  From Arya PG College Campus Panipat Haryana (220 Mts)
Pics on 23-7-11
Cultivated Shrub with small yellow flowers
Is this the same Galphimia gracilis Bartl. of Malpighiaceae?

As per theplantlist.org it is different plant
I think this is G. gracilis only.
G. glauca has larger flowers more densely arranged and importantly the  bracteoles below the middle 
we have had a lot of extensive conversations about galphimia... right here in last 6 weeks or so....
and we should now have the unique features of all galphimias available here if we do a search.... all extensively referenced and links given... some i gave were from univ herbaria and acitve research labs.

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Shrub for ID - Hyderabad - 17022014-NAW1 : Attachments (7). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Kindly identify this ornamental shrub roughly 2 metres in height growing in the yard of a house.
Photographed 17th Feb 2014.
Small yellow flowers in a terminal inflorescence. fruits about 5 mm in diameter.
Seems to be Galphimia species, Could be Galphimia glauca.
Galphimia glauca
Galphimia glauca belongs to Malpighiaceae
Some webistes claim that Galphimia glauca is mistaken as Glaphimia gracilis in some cases. Could you please clarify?
http://herbarium.lsa.umich.edu/malpigh/GalClade/Galphimia/Gal1.html# 
Here is a discussion on our Group
Galphimia gracilis Batling. from Sunder Nursery, New Delhi, photographed on September 1, 2009
This small shrub is most confused and often sold in nurseries under the name G. glauca or sometimes G. brasiliensis. Last one is mainly a South American species also like G. gracilis with deciduous petals but easily differentiated by peduncles being absent or less than 2 mm long and smaller corolla limb (ca 4 mm long). G. glauca is distinct in having persistent petals often spreading below the fruit, longer and denser inflorescence, peduncle much shorter than pedicle (less than 1/2 as long) with bracteoles borne well below the tip of peduncle (peduncle 1/2 to almost as long as pedicel in G. gracilis; bracteoles at peduncle tip), shorter claw (1.5-2 mm in lateral petals, 3-4 in posterior, as against 2-2.5 in lat and 4-5 in post. petals in G. gracilis) and shorter fruit (2.5 mm long as against 4.5-5 mm in G. gracilis).
For excellent paper on Galphimia refer to
Contr.. Univ. Michigan Herb. 25: 1-82, 2007
REVISION OF Galphimia (Malpighiaceae)
Christiane Anderson
University of Michigan Herbarium
3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-2287
Though I'm not very conversant with the technical botanical terminology, i understand from the discussion above that the specimen here is a Galphimia gracilis, say from the dimensions of the fruit being upto 5 mm and possibly the lack of persistent petals in the fruit
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id please 1211016SK
 : 2 posts by 1 author.
Murshidabad, West Bengal, October 8, 2016
Galphimia gracilis ?
I think matches with images at Galphimia gracilis 
thanks. seems to Galphimia gracilis
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Flower Identification : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
All three photos of the same plant. It is in the garden of Mantri sarovar, Bengaluru.
Is it related to buttercup family?

Galphimia gracilis -Malphigiaceae ornamental shrub.  

yes it is Galphimia gracillis of Malpighiaceae 
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Seeking ID for these Yellow Flowers - indiantreepix | Google Groups:
Greetings from Chennai, Tamil Nadu/
I got to see this plant with beautiful yellow coloured flowers in a neighbour's garden. Seeking help to recognize the plant id. 

Cassia tora is a small herb of about 12 to 15 inches tall maximum.
it has compound leaves with 5 to 7 pairs of leaves.
it has pods of 2 to3 inches long with seeds dark brown in colour.
the seeds are used in coffee as adultrant.
the young leaves in rainy season are used to clean bowels
the photo is not of Cassia tora 200%
it may be a varity of Cassia genus but will have to be checked
The plant looks like Galphimia galuca.
It may be either Galphimia galuca or Galphimia gracilis. Wikipedia links  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galphimia_gracilis tells this difference  between the two
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/a2b465dec754fb26/image001.jpg?part=0.1&authuser=0
 
I guess the plant is Galphimia gracilis.
After looking at the details in the Univ of Michigan, I guess the plant with the yellow flowers that I had shared could be G. gracilis.
I fell my guess is more true as the leaves did not have any visible veination. Please look at the photo below and correct me if am wrong.

Its some Galphimia...most probably Galphimia gracilis not sure though about the species....
Galphimia glauca is synonym of G.gracilis (the changed name - latest). So both are the same.
They are not synonyms. They are different plants.
Might be a gracilis, but need better picture of the side of the inflorescence to look at its branching pattern...
better take photos of several, you plant has a number of them...
I have two g. gracilis in my balcony right now... You are right ... the leaf veins are not prominent... but that is not a criterion for diagnosis...
I have recently written a lot about Galphimia since it was a subject  of making diagnosis myself...and the it just so happened we had several threads... some turned out to be long and lively with very  useful conversations: I will mention two: take a look at these:
1): a useful set of links and the process of arriving at the diagnosis was given in two threads... one such is :
http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/f60...
I had written (as a doctor) to another doctor so it was in form of differenatial diagnosis... but without medical jargon... in plain english... and ... had shared nice bw pics ...
2 ): and we had another discussion at this thread :
http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/2d8...
look at it....
will help for now and forever in diagnosis of galphimia ..... which the nursery trade in India seems to be very enamoured of right now... 

I think Galphimia gracilis only as per
http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=2604&type=3
It seems to be Galphimia gracilis.
Doubtful ID.  I have this plant in my garden.
Thanks, ...
There is only one species i.e. Galphimia gracilis cultivated as per both BSI (in India) & the authority on this genus as per the following links:
https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/herbarium/malpigh/GalClade/Galphimia/Gal1.html# (One species native in eastern Mexico, Galphimia gracilis Bartl., is widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics as an ornamental shrub. It passes under the colloquial names "goldshower" and "shower-of-gold" and equivalents in local languages, and also as "thryallis." It is frequently misidentified as "Galphimia brasiliensis," "Galphimia glauca," "Thryallis brasiliensis," T. glauca," and "Thryallis gracilis." Galphimia gracilis is easily told apart from the true G. glauca and G. brasiliensis by the flowers. In G. gracilis the petals fall as the fruit matures; in G. glauca the petals are persistent even in fruit. In G. gracilis many flowers of a dense inflorescence are open at one time, and the petals (claw and limb) are 8–14 mm long and 4–8 mm wide; in G. brasiliensis only 2 or 3 small flowers are open at one time on a sparse inflorescence, and the petals are only 4–5 mm long and ca. 3 mm wide. Galphimia glauca and G. brasiliensis are not cultivated.)
You can check the differences between the two as per the illustrations at
On checking in efi, there is not a single post which matches with G. glauca. All are of Galphimia gracilis
I have also requested ... to make corrections in FOI.

The Galphimia Connection!!
: This is a very peculiar case of etymology. The only one to my knowledge. Galphimia name is based on the fact that it looks similar to Malphigia!! I never heard such kind of twist before. Usually if we have something looking similar to other plant then we name it like, Luisiopsis (looking like Luisia), Tecomella (looking like Tecoma) etc.
Secondly there has been lot of pics uploaded recently and in past. This group has a bit of confusion and gynoecium needs to be checked for clear distinction of the genus Galphimia from Tristellateia. Galphimia has 3 style where as Tristellateia has 1 style.
The plant uploaded by me was not Galphimia if we check the style, but Tristellateia australasiae.
Plant on this link:
http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/3668fefe07f37069/68c4627ffd1974e6?lnk=gst&q=galphimia+#68c4627ffd1974e6
is Galphimia gracilis (if the plant is a shrub) and glauca (if it is a climber).
Plant on this link :
http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/baa6227510815855/a102629f388781e4?lnk=gst&q=galphimia+#a102629f388781e4
is Tristellateia australasiae or may be some other species of Tristellateia.
Plant on this link:
http://indiantreepix.googlegroups.com/attach/ebd42ad235f89f33/DSCF0013_edited.JPG?view=1&part=2
should be Galphimia gracilis as its a shrub. Will have to check the number of style.
Plant on this link:
http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/7c11da8b9cb3c2ab/4300b4d7389d3789?lnk=gst&q=galphimia+#4300b4d7389d3789
should either be G. glauca or G. gracilis depending on the habit of the plant and for sure. G. glauca, G. gracilis and Tristellateia australasiae are totally different plants and not synonyms.
I am myself not sure about the plant I shared. I will check tomorrow in the garden for the number of styles.

I have checked from my Hortus Third and other sources, no one mentions Galphimia glauca as a climber. This is what I had written in my earlier mail when I uploaded G. gracilis (the first link given by you).
"G. glauca is distinct in having persistent petals often spreading below the fruit, longer and denser inflorescence, peduncle much shorter than peduncle (less than 1/2 as long) with bracteoles borne well below the tip of peduncle (peduncle 1/2 to almost as long as pedicel in G. gracilis; bracteoles at peduncle tip), shorter claw (1.5-2 mm in lateral petals, 3-4 in posterior, as against 2-2.5 in lat and 4-5 in post. petals in G. gracilis) and shorter fruit (2.5 mm long as against 4.5-5 mm in G. gracilis)."
Tristellateia is a climber, however
I cant find an exact word. But what do you call Ficus pumila? G.glauca climbs in the similar way!!
Hope this helps.
Because usually Galphimia never fruits in India. Atleast I havent seen.
Thanks... for drawings

Date/Time-24 Sep 2011 evening
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  Pune Kothrud
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Private garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Shrub
Height/Length- about 4 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- bright yellow flowers
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen

This is Galphemia species (can be G. glauca

I hope Galphimia glauca 

Yes a galphimia....
process of diagnosis for non taxonimists I guess depends on the inflorescence details... that's what I learned from my experience with this plant...  very interesting twists and turn in this story, so I'll share it...
I have a Galphimia gracilis in my balcony... a few months ago when I first bought it.. did not know what it was...
did a lot of research for small yellow flowers... Zilch. .. zero... nada.. ...   nurseyman were of no use and sent me on a wild goose chase...    and then I described it to my sister, who next day without ever seeing it told me it was a Galiphimia...  voila... found it and was impressed with her gardening knowledge... Surfing on the web with
a purpose then, I found a very nice site : at univ michigan: for classification of galphimia... and I had my diagnosis for my plant....  I will share the URl here...
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/herb/malpigh/GalClade/Galphimia/GalGrac.html
AND THIS IS NOT a Galphimia gracilis...
The inflorescence matches that of Galphimia glauca as ... hoped for.... SO ....: your plant is most likely a Galphimia glauca.... url for it is http://www.lsa.umich.edu/herb/malpigh/GalClade/Galphimia/GalGlau.html

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Galphimia glauca - Slender Goldshower:
Sharing Galphimia glauca, photographed at Satara, on Dec 2010.
It really looked like "Rain of Gold".

..., yes this is one...
we have had a rain of galphimias here in last few weeks...
seems the nursery trade is really pushing it just today my garden supplier wanted me to buy 6 of these... I did not since these do not produce berries for winter feeding of birds.. they look nice , but ... however its used in homeopathic preps for allergies I think...

Purchased from a local nursery for the butterfly garden.

Galphimia species; perhaps G. gracilis Bartl.

Yes ...

...this seems to be Galphimia gracilis.. if the flowers are very small about 8 to 10 mm long petals... otherwise NOT....
Galphimia glauca.

not glauca....compare the inflorescence....of both ... big difference

It is Galphimis glauca. We use it commonly in our landscasping propjects through out Western Maharashtra.

I identified it as Galphimis glauca, earlier. Thank ... for confirming my ID. The plant is widely used in Southern India as well in landscaping

I think Galphimia gracilis only as per
TMC Biodiversity Park  Thane
Date: April 15, 2018 ... Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Galphimia gracilis  Bartl.

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SK1443 15 Sep 2018 : 18 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (5) - around 500 kb each.
Location: Hong Kong Park  
Date: 13 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

Galphimia gracilis

Galphimia gracilis Bartl. Thank you ...
I think this should be Galphimia glauca

it seems only way to tell them apart is to either diligently measure etc. and most importantly
observe the fruit formation per this write up by univ michigan Ms Anderson scroll to the lower third of the page ....
"Galphimia gracilis is easily told apart from the true G. glauca and G. brasiliensis by the flowers.
In G. gracilis the petals fall as the fruit matures; in G. glauca the petals are persistent even in fruit. 
In G. gracilis many flowers of a dense inflorescence are open at one time, and the petals (claw and limb) are 8–14 mm long and 4–8 mm wide; 
in G. brasiliensis only 2 or 3 small flowers are open at one time on a sparse inflorescence, and the petals are only 4–5 mm long and ca. 3 mm wide. 
Galphimia glauca and G. brasiliensis are not cultivated. " 
she also had b&w line drawings that shows the difference of inflorescence

and our own page is very informative
... has written several times
this is how i had arrived at the diagnosing my own galphias in the balcony, a few years ago, now dead.
and hope this helps in your own opinion making.
Thanks ...,  I think you are right. I think we sorted out our posts to this id after going through the given publication. 
Galphimia glauca and Galphimia brasilensis are not cultivated? Really?

Yes, ... That is what the referred publication says. 
I have no idea ...
What is the final ID. I have this plant in my garden.
i have copy pasted and said as much above from univ michigan site. i gave the link and highlighted what they have written. its not my new writing.. some where else i saw it, but it was a nursery site if i remember, so i did not copy the link.

... its Galphimia gracilis. and only way to know for sure is when fruits develop, the flower petals fall off, per univ mich site. and see the link
and my copy paste above and if you work your way thru that site or 15 /20 minutes you will see beautiful bw line drawings that should give you a better idea of the inflorescence you have etc. And please send in pictures as a new thread, would love to see it.
i had this in my balcony for about three years, never got a fruit, no pollinators.
I have already corrected all threads earlier identified wrongly in efi to G. gracilis

thank you, ... one more thing oked. you are tireless. i am glad

I just inquired my friends. they say there is only one species planted in HK and that is Galphimia gracilis.
Sorry for wrong name before.
god, ... you led me merry chase but it had a good result. i got to copy past my favorite paragraph we had this argument several years ago also, so this clarified it and underlined/or highlighted as in this case.... be well and happy



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