Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
GARDEN PLANTS
Garden Plants Kerala
50 Top Garden Plants
25 Herb Garden Plants
25 Shrub Garden Plants
15 Climber Garden Plants
10 Top Tree Grden Plants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Biophytum veldkampii
 
  Family: OXALIDACEAE
  Citation:  Biophytum veldkampii Shanavas, Santhosh, Binu, Pushpangadan, Rheedea 8: 79. 1998; N.P. Balakr. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 575. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Annual; stem branched or not, to 15 cm high. Leaves 7-16-jugate; rachises 2.5-12 cm long, slightly winged, sparsely patently strigose. Leaflets often overlapping; terminal one obovate and falcate, oblique, longer than the preceeding, 7.5-16 x 3.5-7 mm; midnerve eccentric; other leaflets oblong, truncate at base, apiculate at apex, ciliate at margin, sparsely hairy above on acroscopic half and midnerve; nerves few, oblique to midnerve, inconspicuous. Peduncles 6-9 cm long, appressed to patently strigose; bracts ovate, mucronate, 2-3 mm long, strigose; pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers heterotristylous. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4-4.5 x 0.75-1 mm, half as long as petals, 6-8 nerved in fruit, longer than pedicel and capsule, sparsely strigose near apex outside. Petals oblanceolate, retuse at apex, 8-10 x 4-5 mm, with greenish claw and yellow limb. Filaments 1-4 mm long, puberulous. Ovary 0.5-1 x ca 0.3 mm, apically ciliate; ovules 2 in each locule, superposed; styles 0.25-2.75 mm long; stigma flat, crenate-bifid. Fruits 3-3.5 x 2-2.5 mm, apically ciliate on ribs; seeds ca 1.4 x 0.9 mm, transversely ridged, not tubercled.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wastelands and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Nedumangad
   
 
   
 
Kerala News Online