Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Holmskioldia sanquinea Retz.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Holmskioldia Species:  Holmskioldia sanquinea Retz.






Synonym Hastingia scandens, Hastingia coccinea Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Chinese Hat Plant, Kapni Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Mandarin's Hat, Cup and Saucer Plant Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Kharam Leithong Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit subglobose about 1 cm in diameter deeply 4 lobed at the apex seeds 1-4 verrucose
Habitat Occurs in rocky ravines and river banks Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa; Australasia, America Bark Details Bark dark brown or grey, smooth, peeling off in to narrow papery strips
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Plant grows to be about 6- to 8-feet-tall and can make an attractive shrub if properly grown Leaf Details LeavLeaves broadly ovate-elliptic or broadly lanceolate, 4-11 X 2.5-7 cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details