As per efi thread:

The key in BSI flora says
1. Leaves opposite filaments exserted … … … W. heynei
1. Leaves whorled; filaments not exserted … … W. thyrsoidea

(India as per WCSP) 



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

Wight ex Hook.f.
Tree Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Viswanathan
et al. 2000
Wendlandia thyrsoidea (Schultes) Steud. Tree Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, 
Salem, Theni, 
Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai, Virudhunagar
Vellai thalachedi


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Wendlandia heynei Rondeletia heynei, Rondeletia exserta, Wendlandia exserta Rubiaceae Tilki
Wendlandia thyrsoidea Canthium thyrsoideum, Wendlandia notoniana, Cupia thyrsoidea, Ixora montana Rubiaceae Showla

Wendlandia thyrsoidea (Schult.) Steud.

Wendlandia exserta (Roxb.) DC. (Pakistan (Punjab), Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, India (Central, N. Deccan)) = Wendlandia heynei (Schult.) Santapau & Merchant
Wendlandia puberula DC. (Pakistan (Hazara), Kashmir, India (Chamba, Kangra, Garhwal))

Wendlandia coriacea (Wall.) DC. (Himalaya (Nepal to Sikkim))
Wendlandia exserta (Roxb.) DC. (Himalaya (Punjab to Sikkim), India) = Wendlandia heynei (Schult.) Santapau & Merchant
Wendlandia pendula (Wall.) DC. (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), Assam, Burma, Yunnan)
Wendlandia puberula DC. (Himalaya (Garhwal to Assam), N. India, Burma)
Wendlandia tinctoria (Roxb.) DC. (Himalaya (Nepal to Assam), India, Burma, Indo-China)
Wendlandia luzoniensis Candolle [?India, Philippines, ?Vietnam].
Wendlandia pendula (Wallich) Candolle  [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal].
Wendlandia scabra var. scabra  [Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].
Wendlandia speciosa Cowan [Bhutan, India].
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah (2007)- Details with keys
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India By Sharad Singh Negi (1993)- Details-
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Details with keys-
Wendlandia exserta (Roxb.) DC. = Wendlandia heynei (Schult.) Santapau & Merchant
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy (1992)- Details-
Wendlandia longifolia (Wall.) DC. is a synonym of Mycetia longifolia (Wall.) Kuntze
Wendlandia malayana G.Don is a synonym of Mycetia malayana (G.Don) Craib
The Flora of British India, Volume 3 By Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1886)- Details-
Wendlandia (Rubiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Wendlandia (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide updated complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Species & genera pages of‎‎‎Wendlandia (Rubiaceae) are now with images. I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this family (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified/ wrongly identified images, it will be really nice.

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