Hemigraphis alternata

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Hemigraphis alternata

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<<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes>Hairs

ciliate1
1. 005-002-002-003

<<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes>Length

to 9 mm long2
2. 005-002-002-002

<<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes>Shape

linear-subulate3
3. 005-002-002-001

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Lobes>Dimensions

4 x 4 mm4
4. 005-003-006-002

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Lobes>Shape

oval5
5. 005-003-006-001

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Tube>Length

11-14 mm long6
6. 005-003-004-001

<<<Flowers>Ovary>Stigma>Shape

narrowly linear-lanceolate7
7. 005-005-002-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers>Hairs

glabrous8
8. 005-004-004-003

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers>Length

1.5 mm long9
9. 005-004-004-002

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers>Shape

oblong10
10. 005-004-004-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Filaments>Hairs

glabrous at apex, villous at base11
11. 005-004-003-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Longer stamen pair>Length

4.5 mm long12
12. 005-004-001-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Shorter stamen pair>Length

1.5 mm long13
13. 005-004-002-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Thecae>Shape

rounded or acute basally14
14. 005-004-005-001

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Apex>Colour

turning indigo upon drying15
15. 004-006-004-002

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Apex>Shape

acute to obtuse16
16. 004-006-004-001

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Margins>Hairs

ciliate17
17. 004-006-005-002

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Margins>Margin type

entire18
18. 004-006-005-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Apex>Shape

acute or obtuse19
19. 003-003-003-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Base>Hairs

both surfaces sparingly pilosulous or glabrate20
20. 003-003-004-002

<<<Petiole>Blade>Base>Shape

cordate21
21. 003-003-004-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Lower surfaces>Colour

purple, portions turning indigo upon drying22
22. 003-003-005-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Margins>Hairs

sparingly ciliate23
23. 003-003-006-002

<<<Petiole>Blade>Margins>Margin type

crenate24
24. 003-003-006-001

<<Flowers>Calyx>Length

7-10 mm long25
25. 005-002-001

<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes

lobes equal, , , ;26
26. 005-002-002

<<Flowers>Corolla>Colour

white27
27. 005-003-001

<<Flowers>Corolla>Hairs

minutely pubescent28
28. 005-003-002

<<Flowers>Corolla>Length

15-18 mm long29
29. 005-003-003

<<Flowers>Corolla>Limbs

limb subregular,30
30. 005-003-005

<<Flowers>Corolla>Lobes

lobes , ;31
31. 005-003-006

<<Flowers>Corolla>Tube

tube ,32
32. 005-003-004

<<Flowers>Ovary>Hairs

pubescent at tip33
33. 005-005-001

<<Flowers>Ovary>Stigma

stigma .34
34. 005-005-002

<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers

anthers , , ,35
35. 005-004-004

<<Flowers>Stamens>Filaments

filaments ,36
36. 005-004-003

<<Flowers>Stamens>Longer stamen pair

longer pair37
37. 005-004-001

<<Flowers>Stamens>Shorter stamen pair

shorter pair38
38. 005-004-002

<<Flowers>Stamens>Thecae

thecae ;39
39. 005-004-005

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Apex

apex , ,40
40. 004-006-004

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Dimensions

8-15 x 4.5 mm41
41. 004-006-002

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Hairs

inconspicuously puberulous42
42. 004-006-003

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Margins

margin , ;43
43. 004-006-005

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Shape

ovate-lanceolate to oblong44
44. 004-006-001

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Hairs

pilose45
45. 004-004-002

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

15 mm long46
46. 004-004-001

<<Inflorescences>Rachises>Hairs

puberulous47
47. 004-005-001

<<Petiole>Blade>Apex

apex ,48
48. 003-003-003

<<Petiole>Blade>Base

base , ,49
49. 003-003-004

<<Petiole>Blade>Cystoliths

cystoliths dense and prominent on upper surface;50
50. 003-003-007

<<Petiole>Blade>Dimensions

3-11 x 2-7 cm51
51. 003-003-002

<<Petiole>Blade>Lower surfaces

lower surface ,52
52. 003-003-005

<<Petiole>Blade>Margins

margin and ,53
53. 003-003-006

<<Petiole>Blade>Shape

broadly ovate to ovate-oblong to cordate54
54. 003-003-001

<<Petiole>Primary veins>Hairs

pilosulous55
55. 003-004-001

<Flowers>Calyx

calyx ,56
56. 005-002

<Flowers>Corolla

corolla , , extending beyond subtending bracts, ,57
57. 005-003

<Flowers>Flower number per bract

generally 258
58. 005-001

<Flowers>Ovary

ovary ,59
59. 005-005

<Flowers>Stamens

stamens included, , ,60
60. 005-004

<Habit>Height

30-35 cm tall61
61. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Bracteoles

bracteoles minute or absent.62
62. 004-007

<Inflorescences>Bracts

bracts sessile to petiolate, , , ,63
63. 004-006

<Inflorescences>Length

2-3 cm long64
64. 004-003

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle , ;65
65. 004-004

<Inflorescences>Position

axillary and terminal66
66. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Rachises

rachis ;67
67. 004-005

<Inflorescences>Side number

4-sided68
68. 004-002

<Petiole>Blade

blade , ,69
69. 003-003

<Petiole>Hairs

pilose70
70. 003-002

<Petiole>Length

1.5 cm long71
71. 003-001

<Petiole>Primary veins

primary vein .72
72. 003-004

<Stems>Hairs

sparingly puberulous73
73. 002-002

<Stems>Shape

subquadrangular74
74. 002-001

Capsules

Capsule not seen.75
75. 006

Description

Low-growing diffuse herb or subshrub, 30-35 cm tall. Stem subquadrangular, sparingly puberulous, rooting at lower nodes. Petiole 1.5 cm long, pilose; blade broadly ovate to ovate-oblong to cordate, 3-11 x 2-7 cm, apex acute or obtuse, base cordate, both surfaces sparingly pilosulous or glabrate, lower surface purple, portions turning indigo upon drying, margin crenate and sparingly ciliate, cystoliths dense and prominent on upper surface; primary vein pilosulous. Inflorescence axillary and terminal, densely bracted, 4-sided, spikes 2-3 cm long; peduncle 15 mm long, pilose; rachis puberulous; bracts sessile to petiolate, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, 8-15 x 4.5 mm, inconspicuously puberulous, apex acute to obtuse, turning indigo upon drying, margin entire, ciliate; bracteoles minute or absent. Flowers generally 2 per bract, sessile; calyx 7-10 mm long, lobes equal, linear-subulate, to 9 mm long, ciliate; corolla white, minutely pubescent, extending beyond subtending bracts, 15-18 mm long, tube 11-14 mm long, limb subregular, lobes oval, 4 x 4 mm; stamens included, longer pair 4.5 mm long, shorter pair 1.5 mm long, filaments glabrous at apex, villous at base, anthers oblong, 1.5 mm long, glabrous, thecae rounded or acute basally; ovary pubescent at tip, stigma narrowly linear-lanceolate. Capsule not seen.

Distribution

Malaysia present, gardens in S America cultivated
Native to Malaysia; cultivated in gardens in S America from which it occasionally escapes (FG: 1).

Flowers

Flowers per bract, sessile;76
76. 005

Habit

Low-growing diffuse herb or subshrub, .77
77. 001

Individuals Association

Iles du Salut, Île Royale, Feuillet s.n.

Inflorescences

Inflorescence , densely bracted, , spikes ;78
78. 004

Petiole

Petiole , ;79
79. 003

Stems

Stem , , rooting at lower nodes.80
80. 002