Oldenlandia caerulea (Wight & Arn.) Gamble

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Oldenlandia caerulea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hedyotis cyanantha Kurz
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2302, CJS 15533
  • Endemism : South India
  • Key identification features : An erect scabrous annual herb. Stems are setaceous. Leaves are linear, aristate, stipules are truncate. Flowers are blue, sessile, axillary or in terminal few-flowered heads. Corolla nearly rotate. Capsule is globose, crustaceous, late dehiscent.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Common on the laterite rocks and gassy hill-slopes during rainy season
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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