Multinerved Boeica
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Multinerved Boeica
P Native Unknown Photo: Dipankar Borah
Common name: Multinerved Boeica
Botanical name: Boeica multinervia    Family: Gesneriaceae (Gloxinia family)

Multinerved Boeica is a perennial herbs with stems 6-14 cm, woolly. Leaf-stalks are 1.5-2.5 cm, woolly; leaf blade ovate to obovate, 5.5-11 x 2.8-5.2 cm, above densely finely velvet-hairy, below woolly, base oblique, wedge-shaped, margin sawtoothed, tip pointed; lateral veins 14-16 on each side of midrib. Flowers are borne in 10-20-flowered cymes, carried on flower-cluster-stalk 6-10 cm, velvet-hairy; bracts 2, linear to obovate-oblong, 3-4 mm. Flower-stalks are about 0.5 mm. Sepals are linear-lanceshaped, about 3 x 0.4 mm, outside finely velvet-hairy, margin entire. Flowers are about 6 mm, outside becoming hairless; tube not swollen, about 2.2 mm; upper lip lobes about 1.6 mm; lower lip lobes narrowly ovate, about 2 mm. Style unappendaged, about 8 mm, hairless. Multinerved Boeica is found in Yunnan, China and Arunachal Pradesh. Flowering: April-May.

Identification credit: Dipankar Borah Photographed in Papum Pare distt., Arunachal Pradesh.

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