Pseudomussaenda flava Verdc., Kew Bull. 6: 378 1951 publ. 1952. (syn: Mussaenda flava (Verdc.) Bakh.f.; Vignaldia luteola (Delile) Schweinf.; Vignaudia luteola (Delile) Schweinf.; Virecta lanceolata Baill.;            (=) Mussaenda luteola auct. pl.);
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¿ soo-do-MEW-say-en-duh ? — from the Greek pseudo (false); and Sinhalese plant name mussenda
FLA-vuh or FLAY-vuh — yellow
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commonly known as: dwarf mussaenda, white wing • Bengali: nagballi
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Native to: tropical Africa; cultivated elsewhere
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Ethiopia; Kenya; Nigeria; Sudan; Trinidad-Tobago; Uganda; Zare as per Catalogue of life

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Mussaenda luteola from SV arts College Tirupati:


– There is some confusion among some sp of Mussaenda in literature as well as on net. i could not differentiate Mussaenda luteola, glabra and incana. If anyone have any idea pls share.



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Attaching an image of a lime butterfly on the flower of Mussaenda luteola.


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ID required RDS 01/08/2011:  Scanned all books and resources, unavailable to get IDed this herb of Boraginaceae family, photographed on 31/07/2011 on the foorthills of Tungarli Dam, Rajmachi Forest, Lonavala (Part of Western Ghats), Maharashtra. https://picasaweb.google.com/leopardguy/FlowersPlants#

Yes it is Pseudomussaenda flava of Rubiaceae family.
I wonder whether it is in the natural habitat/forest away from habitation. Is this species plenty there? http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/pcc/Teaching_Garden/Mussaenda.pdf


Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda. Pseudomussaenda flava (syn. Mussaenda lutea, Mussaenda luteola, Mussaenda glabra, Mussaenda incan) of Rubiaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa, Asia, and Malaysia
( Refer www. toptropicals.com for more info.)


It was on the way to Rajmachi, near Tungarli dam, which is surrounded by bunglows having private gardens.. might have escaped.


 


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Flora of Haryana: Pseudomussaenda flava Verdc. from CCSHAU Botanical garden:

Pseudomussaenda flava Verdc. from CCSHAU Botanical garden

Family Rubiaceae


what makes it pseudomussaenda? what’s the feature that separates the real from pseudo—-


The difference lies in the fruits. The depicted genus has a dry loculicidal capsule whereas Mussaenda has a indehiscent fleshy berry like fruits. Both are under the family Rubiaceae.
http://www.jstor.org/pss/3668266


¿ soo-do-MEW-say-en-duh ? — from the Greek pseudo (false); and Sinhalese plant name mussenda
FLA-vuh or FLAY-vuh — yellow

Jun 26, 2010 … in a resort garden at Girivan, Maval, Maharashtra
commonly known as: dwarf mussaenda, white wing • Bengali: nagballi
Native to: tropical Africa; cultivated elsewhere
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINTop Tropicals
more views: Nov 17, 2006 & Jan 28 2007 … in a garden at MIDC Andheri, Mumbai


Repeating the same answer about the difference of this one from Mussaenda

The difference lies in the fruits. The depicted genus has a dry loculicidal capsule whereas Mussaenda has a indehiscent fleshy berry like fruits. Both are under the family Rubiaceae.
http://www.jstor.org/pss/3668266

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Pseudomussaenda flava Verdc from CCSHAU Botanical Garden Hisar:
Pseudomussaenda flava Verdc from CCSHAU Botanical Garden Hisar


More Pics from Tirupati AP


Another beautiful upload


Yes … It was plenty in our College, when I did not have a digital camera

Now I don’t have any photographs.
Hope to catch them sometimes


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Rubiaceae Week – Mussaenda for ID – 100212 – RK: Pics taken in Lalbagh, Bangalore on 08-11-09 – 9.30am. Small attractive flowers. Large shrub. Request ID.


Pseudomussaenda flava i think


With … thoughts … Pseudomussaenda flava



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identification no280713sn1 : Attachments (8). 6 posts by 6 authors.
Your help needed to identify this plant taken at Ambyvalley rd.,Lonavala,Pune.
date/time:oct12
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb

height:about 4ft,though I am not very sure


Is it a Mussanda var?


Mussaenda flava


Pseudomussaenda flava???


efi pages on Pseudomussaenda flava (syn: Mussaenda flava (Verdc.) Bakh.f.)


Mussaenda luteola



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Location: Hong Kong Park  
Date: 13 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

wonderful images. shows that the flowers are different from mussaenda sp we usually see



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Attaching a collage of Tailed Jay visiting flowers of Mussaenda luteola.



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Attaching an image of Lime butterfly visiting flowers of Mussaenda luteola.



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Attaching a collage of Common Emigrant visiting flowers of Mussaenda luteola.


 


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efloraindia: 091211 BRS 251:

Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Location: Air Port Road, Coimbatore
Date; 7.12.2011
Habitat: urban Road side.

Habit: Shrub?


may be dwarf mussaenda, white wing ?

but please wait for expert comments


Could it be Mussaenda frondosa?


I too think it z Pseudomussaenda flava – Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda.


May be Mussaenda luteola !


Isn’t Pseudomussaenda flava n Mussaenda luteola Synonyms ???


According to The Plant List, Pseudomussaenda luteola and Mussaenda luteola are synonyms and Pentas lanceolata is the accepted name.


 

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Pseudomussaenda flava, a plant which has often been incorrectly identified as Mussaenda luleola (auct, plur,, non Delile which is synonym of Pentas lanceolata). The plant looks similar to Mussaenda glabra and M. glabrata but is very distinct in paler and thinner corolla lobes and more importantly fruit is dry loculicidal capsule whereas Mussaenda has an indehiscent fleshy berry like fruits.

Photographed  from Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, 7-10-2013.



References:
India Biodiversity Portal (Mussaenda luteola with Pseudomussaenda flava as a syn.)
Top Tropicals (Pseudomussaenda flava, Mussaenda lutea, Mussaenda luteola, Mussaenda glabra, Mussaenda incana)

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