Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Violaceae

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Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Elliptic

Leaf Apex

Acute

Leaf Base

Attenuate

Leaf Margin

Serrate

Habit : An erect herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in arable, pasture and wastelands.  Plains from the coast to 900m in exposed place. Widely found in Africa and Madagascar, scattered in India and Sri Lanka, in south east China to tropical Australia.

Field Tips : The conspicuous rose petal has a deeper hue.

 

3 Comments »

  1. Hybanthus enneaspermus, In tamil, it is called as Orithal thamari. But you mistakenly write as orilai thamari.

    Kindly refer it.

    Thank you

    Comment by G.Premkumar — June 1, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

  2. i need this where i get this?

    Comment by raj — July 6, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,
    where we get this VIOLACEAE(LONIDIUM SUFFRUTICOSUM)SEEDS?
    Mani,
    cottonage@gmail.com

    Comment by Mani — December 16, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

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Names:



Tamil : Orilai Thamarai


Flower:

Solitary, pink. Flowering throughout the year.

Fruit :

A capsule, sub globose, three valved. Seeds ribbed. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Violaceae