Knoxia wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Gen. Hist. 3: 629 1834. (syn. Dentillaria wightiana (Wall. Ex G. Don) Kuntze);
India (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu) as per POWO;
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu as per Flora of Peninsular India;

Glabrous woody herbs. Leaves to 6 x 1 cm, linear-lanceolate, curved, folded, glabrous, sessile; stipules ovate, 6 mm long, acute with few glandular teeth. Cymes 5-6 cm across, peduncled. Flowers 5 mm long, sessile; calyx 1.5 mm long, lobes obtuse; corolla-tube densely villous within; style 4 mm long. Capsule 2.5 x 2.5 mm; mericarps compressed, glabrous.

Flowering and fruiting: November-March
Peninsular India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


[EfloraofIndia_Rubiaceae week_08021201PD01_knoxia sumatrensis_Flora of Odisha]:
sharing the images of knoxia sumatrensis taken from Ranpur, Odisha.

Thanks … for another good set of photographs.

I think it may be Knoxia wightiana as per illustration and images in Flora of Peninsular India. However, I am not finding the key between the two.

It’s wightiana …,  I too agree with you



POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flora of Peninsular India GBIF (High resolution specimens)   India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants Wikimedia Commons
Flora of Eastern Ghats: hill ranges … – Google Books





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