Coffea benghalensis B. Heyne ex Schult., Syst. veg. 5:200. 1819 (W. Roxburgh, Hort. bengal. 15. 1814, nom. nud. “bengalensis“) (Syn. (≡) Psilanthus benghalensis (B. Heyne ex Schult.) J.-F. Leroy);
 
bengal coffee;  

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Flowering on 17/3/08 at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal. Coffea benghalensis (Bengal Coffee) – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 

Attached images are Coffea benghalensis B. Heyne ex Schult.
Date :.09.03.2013

Location: Kamrup district

Family : Rubiaceae

Genus & species : Coffea benghalensis B. Heyne ex Schult.

Habitat: Grows wild on road side

Habit : Shrub

Flower : White

Fruits : Not seen


Presently it is known as Psilanthes benghalensis


 

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Hooghly Today : sub-shrub 19 April 2013 :  Attachments (7).  2 posts by 1 author.
This is a sub-shrub or woody herb found in a village scrub. Flowers are not fragrant.


Received ID, last week –
Coffea benghalensis B. Heyne ex Schult. = Psilanthus benghalensis (B. Heyne ex Schult.) J.-F. Leroy = http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?11090#syn
Also received ID confirmation.
Also, found a post, by …

 

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COFFEA BENGHALENSIS :  Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of Coffea benghalensis. The plant is very common in Tezpur(Assam) and North Bengal.


 

 

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Shrub Id from Bangladesh SM001 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Habit: Shrub

Habitat: Scrub Jungle along the river

Location: Sylhet

Flowering: March

Photo taken: March-2009 


This is a Rubiaceae member, Psilanthus sp.


Coffea (= Psilanthus)- species in India & eFI with details & some keys


Looks like some wild jasmine plant.


It seems to be Coffea bengalensis. This plant is very common at Tezpur (Assam). It is available in North Bengal forest also.


 

 

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SK1111 26 APR-2018 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each. 

Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Cultivated


Some apocynaceae member?   


Coffea benghalensis B.Heyne ex Schult.  ?? 


Yes, this should be Psilanthes beghalensis

Thank you … TPL and TCoL says it is synonym ! 


From same plant on 24 July 2018 ! 
Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each. 

Wild Jasmine? : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Flower for Id pl.
Is this Wild Jasmine ? We found it everywhere in Manas National Park,Guwahati.
Date- 03.03.2014
Habitat –Wild


This is not a Jasmine plant, it is Psilanthes sp of Rubiaceae


Although the flowers had no fragrance, the local people told me the name as Wild Jasmine. I haven’t seen any of Psilanthes sp.


… this is Psilanthes sp. earlier known as Coffea sp.. It is appeared to be nearer to Psilanthes bridsonii?


Thanks … But can’t find much information on web too about the sp. you have mentioned. Still waiting for confirmation. These flowers were very common over there.


I think Santhosh ji means to say is Psilanthus bridsoniae Sivar., Biju & P. Mathew = Coffea neobridsoniae A. P. Davis
As per GRIN & The Plant List most of the species are placed in Coffea.
Details of some Coffea species in India are available at efi page on Coffea.


To me it seems to be Coffea bengalensis. I saw it in the wild at Tezpur (Assam). It is found in North Bengal also. It is known as AKHAJI/ DEWAMALI/ KOTHNAPHUL in Assamese (Ref. EDIBLE WILD PLANTS OF THE HIMALAYAS, By R L Badhwar and Dr R R Fernandez). I am attaching an image of the plant taken at Cooch Behar, 


But generally Coffea genus always have flowers in bunches (like the one in C.robusta or C.arabica which I recently saw in Coorg). Some of the images of Coffea bengalensis on the web are showing these flowers in bunches. But the images posted by me and you are showing single flowers.


 

 

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Shrub Id from Bangladesh SM002 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Habit: Shrub

Habitat: Scrub Jungle

Location: Sylhet

Flowering: March

Photo taken: March-2009


Psilanthes sp Rubiaceae


Is it Psilanthus bengalensis?

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Fwd: [efloraofindia:188196] Shrub Id from Bangladesh 120514SM1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).

Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Scrub Jungle in plain land
Flowering: May
Location: Tatulia, Panchagar


A reply from another common thread:
“Psilanthus bengalensis?”


efi page on Coffea benghalensis (Syn. (≡) Psilanthus benghalensis (B. Heyne ex Schult.) J.-F. Leroy);


This (Attached here with) picture I have taken recently from the same area and same species but the flower is different on a single branch 2 flower with 5 petals (looking accuminate) and one with 7 petals (looking Lanciolate). Is there any option of male and female flower ?
I hope all of your comments regarding this Pasilanthus sp.


As per FBI corolla lobes of C. beng(not h)alensis Roxb. are obovate-oblong, as you can see in – 

Don’t know explanation of extra petals, though can be found in various plants occasionally.


 

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Flower for Id – 31032019SH1.Coffea sp.? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 589 kb.
Flower for id pl. Is it Wild Jasmine ? Some Coffea species ?
Location – Latpanchar (Near Darjeeling), West Bengal
Date – March 2019

It may not be Jasmine, looks like a member of Rubiaceae


I think it can be Coffea benghalensis


Thanks … I guessed the same. Is it known as Wild Jasmine commonly ?

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