Posoqueria latifolia (Rudge) Schult., Syst. Veg. 5: 227 1819. (Syn: Solena latifolia Rudge; Tocoyena latifolia (Rudge) Lam.);
Needle Flower Tree;
Posoqueria latifolia: Would like to share pictures of, not very common tree, Posoqueria latifolia – Rubiaceae family- just started flowering in Rani Bagh, Mumbai.
The fruit seen in the picture may be of previous season…….I have seen this tree flowering in monsoon too…..dont remember the exact month. The flowers are very fragrant and have seen fallen on the ground in large numbers early in the morning!!
– Good illustration of leaf morphology ….Rubiaceae. Is it the characteristic interpetiolar stipule?
– Yes, interpetiolat stipule is the characteristic of Rubiaceae family.