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Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Sm. SN May 22 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Sm, Fam: Rubiaceae;
shrub, wild, near Gudalur ooty, Tamilnadu


Pavetta crassicaulis- syn. Pavetta indica : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Saw these fragrant flowers on the roadside near Anashi WLS, Karnataka, last week of April, ’10.


SL 16 101113 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this small tree with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.

Pavetta sp. Probably P. tomentosa?


Tree for Id- 041109JM2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups: 1 correct image as above
On 11/10/09 in Ananthagiri HIll forest in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh.

please confirm weather the fruits belong to same plant or to some other climber.

I took photos thinking both being of the same tree.
But now seeing the original pictures, I am having doubts.
I think fruits may be belonging to some other climber.

I think both of them belong to same species, probably Pavetta tomentosa.

I think it matches with the links for Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. (Ixora tomentosa Roxb.Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Smith) Hook. f.) :
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242424131 (details FOP)
http://books.google.co.in/books?tomentosa&f=false (An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew)

I think the first picture (IMG_2868.jpg) represents Pavetta tomentosa as identified by … and  the second one represents Hymenodictyon sp.

Can it be a small plant of tree Hymenodictyon orixense Wall. (syn. H. excelsumCinchona excelsa) as per Forest Folra of A.P.?
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Hymenodictyon_1_web.jpg (a composite pix).

I think this represents a small plant of Hymenodictyon orixense

.. me too think so, …, about the plant to be H. orixense, at least leaves speak so.


Rubiaceae for id 120810MK2 Options – efloraofindia | Google Groups :
here are some shots of P.indica. The leaves appears to be like this in light. Spots should be appear in the structure of the leaves, they are nothing but the glands.
I have not seen yet the flowers or fruits of the plant.

This is Pavetta tomentosa and the glands are nothing but leaf nodules where the rhizobium bacteria dwells.


On the way to Lohagad (Lonavala region); ID request-230610-PKA1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

MS,Oct ,2021/65 Pavetta sp.(indica?) for id.:
Location : Hualtu

Date : 08-06-2007
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild

Appears so, as per keys provided by you in another post.

Sir, I think it is Pavetta tomentosa (= P.indica var. tomentosa)

Listed sir, as Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Smith) Hook.f.


ID Request: 4 images.
Unknown shrub or small tree
Place of collection: Imphal
December 2020

Appears to be some Rubiaceae member.

Pavetta tomentosa,

Yes, appears close to images at Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Sm.) Hook.f.


Rubiaceae Week: 11022012BS-1 Pavetta for id from Renuka Ji lake HP:
Pavetta for id from Renuka Ji lake HP
Can this be P lanceolata

To me appears close to Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Sm.) Hook.f., as per details herein.


Trees for ID- Khandala: 1 correct image as above.
Please help with the IDs of these trees photographed at Khandala.
Apologies for not being able to click photographs of the full tree and bark for Trees 1 & 2.
Hope the attached pictures help in identification.

the Tree 1 seems to be species of Gymnosporia,  could be G. rothiana.

Tree 2 could be Pavetta species (a shrub) and Tree 3 looks like Ixora pavetta (= I. arborea).

Photographs 1 & 2 – Maytenus rothiana
Photograph 3 – Pavetta sp.
Photograph 4 & 5 – Terminalia sp. most likely T.elliptica [T.crenulata]

The tree 3 looks like Terminalia tomentosa (syn. T. alata)

I have some doubt regarding first and second photographs. The leaves in the second photographs may not be of tree 1 (Gymnosporia).
The leaves in second photograph appears to be of some Flacourtia sp. (compare the petiole)

I agree with … with id of these trees and do agree with the doubt raised by …
Please be care ful while posting and I remember the moderator had a request to post pictures of one species/type in one mail. If you have
multiple trees/species/types please post it separately that make life easy.
Further, It is always advisable to provide details in the prescribed format. Now a days most of the posts doesnt have relevant information
that leads to more guesses than clear id. Therefore, I request you to kindly provide enough information for us to have a more clear look at
the pictures.

Why do the second one look like Celastrus to me?

Stick by all my ids except the second which is a Flacourtia sp. [as rightly pointed by …]  possibly F.indica [Tambat].


identification no 081015sn1 : 12 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Please help in identification.

location:aambyvalley rd.,lonavala,pune
plant habit:shrub?
height:may be 5-6 ft.

Pavetta indica?

efi page on Pavetta indica

Biotik has different kind of P. indica L. –

It is not Pavetta indica, In Pavetta the inflorescence is a branched cyme, It may Randia sp

Appears to be Randia sps because of crowded opposite leaves, shrub habit and white flowers in clusters. Randia is common in Western Ghat in wild form and grow healthy where rainfall is more

Looking like Pavetta crassicaulis Bremek.
Though images are not clear to define inflorescence, but flower morphology is much closer to Pavetta where style is simple.

I do not think your species is Pavetta, please check the attached pic I have modified by reducing only white balance. The style length and stigma is quite unlike that of any pavetta. Moreover your 3rd pic showing inflorescence, though not clear, have flowers with much shorter tube. I think your species has has affinity with Webera of Flora of British India. But presently the genus is known as Tarenna which usually have 5-merous flowers.
Many rubiaceae members have been reported and documented in BSI since the days of Fl. Br. Ind., unless I have BSI publication or KEY along with more clear pictures and details I am unable to suggest even the genus.

So what is the final ID.?

Attaching more pics taken a month earlier from same vicinity. hopefully may help in identification.

Pavetta crassicaulis Bremek. Pavetta crassicaulisIBP

From the foliage, it appears close to images at Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Sm.) Hook.f.


Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Sm. submission AS23 August 22: 7 high res. images.

Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Sm.
Family – Rubiaceae
Photographed in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh
In June 2022



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