Debia ovatifolia

Debia ovatifolia (Cav.) Neupane & N.Wikstr., Taxon 64: 315 (2015) (syn: Gonotheca ovatifolia (Cav.) Santapau & Wagh; Hedyotis nudicaulis (Roth) Wight & Arn.; Hedyotis ovatifolia Cav.; Hedyotis scapigera R.Br. ex Wall., nom. nud.; Hedyotis spergulacea (DC.) Steud.; Oldenlandia nudicaulis Roth; Oldenlandia ovatifolia (Cav.) DC.; Oldenlandia rosettifolia Geddes; Oldenlandia rotundifolia G.Don; Oldenlandia spergulacea DC.; Thecagonum ovatifolium (Cav.) Babu);   

Indian Subcontinent to SC. China and Philippines as per WCSP;

Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Hainan; India; Jawa; Malaya; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Ovate-Leaf Snake-Needle Grass;  


Annual small slender herbs, stem 4-angled. Leaves ovate or ovate-oblong, acute, base obtuse, minutely hispid, to 5 x 2.5 cm; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, petiole to 0.5 cm long; upper leaves sessile and fascicled. Peduncles terminal, 2 or 3, slender, dichotomously branched, to 7 cm long, pedicels slender, 1 cm long. Calyx lobes indistinct. Corolla white, with a ring of hairs at mouth, 1 mm long. Fruit subglobose, 2.5 x 3 mm.
Flowering and fruiting: August-September 
Moist deciduous forests
Indo-Malesia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


 
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[EfloraofIndia_Rubiaceae week_090212PD05_Hedyotis ovatifolia_Flora of Odisha]: please find the image of another species of Hedyotis from Mahendragiri hills
Name: Hedyotis ovatifolia
Habit: Herb
habitat: Wild, moist deciduous forest, grasslands
Place of collection: Mahendragiri, gajapati, odisha
Altitude: 800 m above msl
Another tiny beauty, ...- not sure if found in the Western Ghats.
Thanks a lot ... yes Sir it has distributional record in South India apart from Tropical and Subtropical Himalayas and Andaman & Nicobar ascending up to 1500 m.


 
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RUBIACEAE WEEK: Thecagonum ovetifolium (Cav.):  
This is from Satura Tiger Reserve M.P.
Small herb during rainy. I think it is Thecagonum ovetifolium
Please validate
 
 
 
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