Sonerila veldkampiana Ratheesh, Mini & Sivad.

    (Melastoma Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJAN FAMILY (अंजन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MELASTOMATACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Scapigerous herb
  • Habitat : Wet rock crevices
  • Comments / notes : It is known only from the Ambalavayal and Edakkal rocky hills of the Wayanad District, Kerala. Small populations of this species are seen on exposed wet rocks along with several grass species in the area during the south-west monsoon
  • Key identification features : Pilose leaf-lamina, terete and glabrous peduncles, obscurely ridged hypanthia, flowers 10-35 in branched or unbranched scorpioid cymes & seeds with a sub-excurrent raphe.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Ratheesh Narayanan M. K, V. Mini, T. Shaju, K. A. Sujana, Jayesh P. Joseph, Ahmed H. Alfarhan & M. Sivadasan (2013). A new species of Sonerila Roxb. (Melastomataceae) from Kerala, India. Phytotaxa 110 (1): 55–60.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. veldkampiana. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.


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