Hybanthus vatsavayae C.S.Reddy

 
  • Family : VIOLACEAE
    (Violet Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RATHNAPURUSHA FAMILY (रत्नपुरुष फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Violaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occurs in crevices of rocks in hills. Rare.
  • Key identification features : An erect herb, branched from base, growing up to 20 cm high; root stocks woody. Stems angled, grooved, pale yellowish, puberulous. Leaves spiral to whorled, linear to linear-lanceolate, 2 - 4 x 0.1 – 0.5 cm, sessile, base attenuate, entire to distantly serrate, apex acute-apiculate, secondary nerves indistinct, glabrescent. Flowers inconspicuous, axillary, solitary. Pedicels sessile to 2 mm long; sepals yellow, 4 mm long, ovate acuminate; petals smaller than sepals, caducous; stamens 5, only 2 fertile; ovary globose, glabrous. Capsule 5 mm across, 3-lobed, puberulous, seeds 5-8. Seeds ovoid ellipsoid, 2.5 mm long, longitudinally - ribbed.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 25: 219 2001.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hybanthus vatsavayae. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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