Commelinales and Zingiberales Week :: Commelinaceae :: (ID No. 07022011 RD 02)

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raju das

Feb 7, 2011, 11:28:11 AM2/7/11
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Dear all,
Help me to ID this Commelinaceae sps. Plant height is about 30-40cm.

Raju Das
Nature's Foster

Mayur Nandikar

Feb 8, 2011, 5:25:19 AM2/8/11
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Thank you Raju ji for Sharing such a beautiful snaps and a beautiful plant.

No doubt here we are completing the genus Dictyospermum for India. ....... (one was earlier posted i.e ovalifolium) and remaining one is Dictyospermum montanum (which was posted earlier with poor photograph of mine). So here is.........................

Dictyospermum montanum Wight,  Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 6: 30. t. 2069. 1853, Type  India. Aneilema montanum (Wt.) Wall. ex Clarke in DC. Monogr. Phan. 3: 217. 1881; Hook. f., Fl. Br. Ind. 6: 381.1892. 

            Erect to ascending perennial herb, up to 30 cm hight. Roots fibrous, from lower nodes, internodes up to 13 cm long, glabrous; sheath up to 2.5 cm long, with a line of cilia along the fused margins, mouth ciliate. Lamina elliptic-lanceolate, base obtuse, margin entire, scabrous, upper and lower surfaces scabrous; terminal leaves small apex acuminate, up to 13 x 4.3 cm. Inflorescence terminal; peduncle c. 8 cm long, puberlous; bract leafy, green ovate, c. 2.3 x 9 mm. Pedicel recurved, 4 mm, glabrous. Sepals 3, ovate, pale green, free, glabrous, 2.5 x 1.5 mm, margin entire. Petals 3, ovate, white, glabrous, 3.5 x 2.5 mm, margin entire. Fertile stamens 3; 2 filaments 1 mm long, middle filament 2.5 mm long, violet band on one side, glabrous, white, apex violet; anther lobes basifixed, yellow, connective yellow. Ovary globose-ovate, pale green-white, glabrous, 1 x 1 mm, style white, 0.5 mm long, glabrous; stigma simple. Capsule globose, glabrous, 3 x 3 mm; seeds pyriform cream coloured, reticulate, hilum punctiform in furrow; embryotega lateral.

Flowering and fruiting: November to May.


Mr. Mayur D. Nandikar,
Research Student,
Department of Botany,
Shivaji University,

Mayur Nandikar

Feb 8, 2011, 5:28:48 AM2/8/11
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One thing I forgot to mention Please try to provide the locality/ ies, caption Information and other details for further flexible documentation process. 

tanay bose

Feb 8, 2011, 9:15:29 AM2/8/11
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Thanks Mayur Ji this was a new one for em
Tanay Bose
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