Luculia pinceana Hook., Bot. Mag. 71: t. 4132 1845.;
China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam as per Flora of China;
Pince’s Luculia;
Keys as per Flora of China and As per efi thread:
What struck me is the spathulate calyx given in the description in your book link (at MS,Aug., 2021/08 Luculia sp.for id.for Luculia pinceana, which I found at Plants from Northeast Tour 2017- Luculia pinceana from Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Also lamellate appendages at the base of corolla lobes for this species can be seen at Rubiaceae Week: Sharing Rubiaceae Photo from Arunachal Pradesh and A small tree with white flowers and Tohangam,Lohit,Arunachal Pradesh. 3.1.17


Plants from Northeast Tour 2017- Luculia pinceana from Cherrapunji, Meghalaya : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing with you a beautiful small tree from Cherrapunji, Meghalaya..
I hope this is Luculia pinceana, correct me, if otherwise

in Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh– in October 08; A small tree with white flowers – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Rubiaceae Week: Sharing Rubiaceae Photo from Arunachal Pradesh: (mixed thread):
I wish to share some Rubiaceae pics from Arunachal Pradesh.

Fwd: Tohangam,Lohit,Arunachal Pradesh. 3.1.17 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 MB

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I think Luculia pinceana Hook. (Rubiaceae)

Plenty of this flowering shrubs have been seen in South Sikkim. I tried to get the ID from Stainton & Polunin’s ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’.
Possibly it is Luculia gratissima. Experts may kindly comment.
Identification Request : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 MB. 
Kindly request you to identify with scientific names. These photos have been taken in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

It must be a Luculia sp. 

Thanks, …, for the genus id.
I think it is close to images at Luculia pinceana Hook.

This may be Luculia gratissima (Wall.) Sweet as corolla tube appears to be longer as per keys in Flora of China


On further checking, this is Luculia pinceana only as per keys herein (spathulate calyx).


MS, Oct., 2023/06 Lucilia sp. for id: 3 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,600 m
Date : 27-10-2023
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild .

I think close to images at





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