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Pavetta indica–sharing picture:
Sharing picture of Indian Pavetta.

Rubiaceae Week: Pavetta indica – Indian Pavetta from Gingee fort AR#02:
Pavetta indica, a wild & white flowering plant found a
long the rocky crevice, while ascending Krishnagiri hills to reach
Gingee or Senji Fort,
touted as one of the most impregnable fortresses (by Shivaji maharaj) in India.
Tamil: Kattukkaranai
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-
Gingee or Senji Fort, Villupuram district, Tamil nadu
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild /
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Shrub, along the rocky crevice, while ascending Krishnagiri hills
Height/Length- Approx 1 meter/

Shrub Id from Bangladesh SM028 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Hill Forest
Flowering: May
Location: Chittagong Hill Tracts

Ixora species. Please refer regional flora and confirm the identity base on characters.

Seems Pavetta sp. (Rubiaceae).

Pavetta indica?

Yes it looks like Pavetta indica



Hooghly-skMAY02/03 Pavetta indica L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (20)

The species in the thread is not Pavetta indica L.
The species in that thread was Ixora undulata Roxb.
And also the other threads I sent with the title – Ixora undulata Roxb.
Here is the species Pavetta indica L., a wild shrub (it is yet to grow to be a stout shrub) growing along with other wild species like Streblus asper, Suregada multiflora, Cyratia pedata …. etc.

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Fruits are still unripe Attachments (2)


this is pavata indica : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Do you mean Pavetta indica (Rubiaceae), a shrub or small tree with white flowers?

I think it must be Pavetta indica only.

Pavetta crassicaulis (Syn. Pavetta indica) (Indian paveta, Papdil, Indian Pellet Shrub, Kankara, Kathachampa, Kukurchura, Papat) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
On 7/6/09 in Lotus Pond, Hyderabad, AP. I hope Id is correct.

Hope this is Pavetta indica  with glabrous leaves.. there’s another var. tomentosa with glabrescent leaves which is much common and blooming now, in the lateritic soils of uttara Kannada..
Than Q … for a wonderfull and Timely picture…:)

Shrub for id. for 21 Aug 09 SNP : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
I have observed this shrub or small tree at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali and then at Bhandardara, Igatpuri.
this is a Rubiaceae member, but both the times i was never able to see the flowers.
Please help in I.D. and if possible share the pic of flowers

It is Indian paveta
Paveta Indica
marathi name is Papdil

Pavetta crassicaulis : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Pavetta crassicaulis in Ananthagiri forest on 27/6/09 in Rangareddy distt. of A.P.

I think it should be Pavetta indica L. and not Pavetta crassicaulis Bremek. 

30072017BHAR2 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Found across roadside near Chennai in Kanchipuram district.
Shrub around 1 metre in height.

Pavetta indica. In Tamil it’s called Pavattai

Thanks for the research and conforming.  Learned about a new book.
This flora I found in Javadhu hills and Vandalur hills of Tamil nadu very commonly.
But the attached plant was in roadside.


A tree with small berries : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please identify

Any idea about family?

No idea but it could be Rubiaceae

A species of Pavetta

Pavetta crassicaulis… but that’s a shrub. May be it has grown to a small tree.

It is Pavetta indica very common in Eastern ghats

As per Request for ID : 290310-AK-3 , Pavetta indica is distributed from Indian Subcontinent to S. China and Pen. Malaysia whereas Pavetta crasscaulis is distributed in West and South India. This is according to Kew.

Images by N Muthu Karthick (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)


Tarenna asiatica (L.) Kuntze ex K. Schum. : 13 posts by 9 authors. Attachments (4)

Posting pictures of Tarenna asiatica (L.) Kuntze ex K. Schum. of Rubiaceae.
Could this be any variety of the species?
Tamil Name: Therani
Location: Sathyamangalam RF
Altitude: 300 – 400 MSL
Date: 20 June 2010
Please verify, if this id is wrong.

Its look like a Pavetta sp.
Pl. check Pavetta zeylanica

Pavetta – Flowers 4-merous, style glabrous, exerted and unbranched
Tarenna – Flowers 5-merous, style hairy
Your photos are well matched with Pavetta.

Looks like Pavetta species

In flora Flora of Ceylon the description provided does not match with the plant the main point of controversy of this plant being Tarenna sp is the stigma exerted over a long style. hence this is Pavetta zeylanica as said by …

I am quite sure that the plant you have posted is not that of Tarenna asiatica but again some Pavetta species.
I am attaching a photo slide which clearly shows the difference between the two genus, hope it will help to remove the confusion. Kindly see the attachment
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I think this plant is Pavetta indica.

Yes …, it’s Pavetta only,

Solanum for ID from Bangalore-GS24072020-1 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help with the ID of this shrub, perhaps Solanum sp. clicked from Anjana Layout, Bangalore, 21-9-2015.

Pavetta Indica, Rubiaceae member sir,


MS/2020/AUGUST/ID/2 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please ID the plant received with a label Pavetta indica. Photos received from Chennai

Yes It’s Pavetta indica 


identification no160115sn1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
kindly identify.
Earlier I thought it was Pavetta indica but now I have some doubt if this is Pavetta crassicaulis.
date/time:nov 14
location:ambyvalley rd.,lonavala,pune
plant habit:shrub
height:about 5-6 ft.
other info:earlier i had photographed fruits of Pavetta ,which was identified as indica. I don’t know if this is same.

It resembles to Pavetta indica

They are synonymous

couple of years ago we had a lot of discussion about pavetta
search the site

Eflora site says these are 2 different species.

I guess so.

I guess correct ID !


Shrub 7 for identification:
This image was clicked in Chennai, South India in a shrub jungle. It was single big shrub – about 7-8 feet in height. There were many insects on the inflorescence. For ID please.


MS,Jan.,2021/19 Pavetta sp. ? for id.: 1 image.
Location : Ailawng

Date : 19-05-2018
Habit : Shrub or small tree
Habitat : Wild

I think Pavetta indica as per images and details herein and as per keys and discussions at another post with subject: ‘MS April,2016/23 Pavetta sp. for ID’


Attachef a few images of Pavetta indica.


Pavetta indica: 2 high res. images.
Pavetta indica
Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam, India 


Rubiaceae for id 120810MK2:
Please help to resolve this id. Flowers resemble me of Pavetta species. Could this be P.indica or any variety of it?
Kindly suggest me any of the earlier conversation regarding this species in our group.

Date/Time- 07-01-2010 / 03:00 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Satyamangalam RF;ca. 400msl; TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- riparian; on shade
Plant Habit- Unarmed shrub
Height/Length- Up to 2 metre
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 20 x 6cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- thryse
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- white; ca.1cm across; stigma exerted
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-  berry

looks like Ixora nigricans (Kat-kuda in Marathi)

How about a species of Pavetta..???

To me appears close to images at Pavetta indica L.


ID request–Indian Pavetta?:
Could somebody confirm whether the plant is Indian Pavetta, Pavetta indica ?

Locality: Chennai, Adyar

Altitude: Sea level
Habitat: Large shrub
Approximate Height: 12 feet
Photo Link below:

yes i guess Pavetta indica


Rubiaceae: Discospermum sphaerocarpum Dalzell ex Hook.f.: 1 high res. image.
synonyms: Tricalysia dalzellii (Thwaites) Alston, Diplospora dalzellii (Thwaites) Hook.f., Discospermum dalzellii Thwaites
location/date: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka, July 1997

Flowers look different from illustration at