Osbeckia hispidissima Wight

 
  • Family : MELASTOMATACEAE
    (Melastoma Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJAN FAMILY (अंजन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MELASTOMATACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Osbeckia stellata var. hispidissima (Wight) Hansen
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Osbeckia hispidissima Wight
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Hispid herb; leaves broadly ovate, hairy and five ribbed; connective with a pair of tubercles
  • Flower, Fruit : October-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Osbeckia hispidissima. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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