Unknown shrub.: Please can you identify this large rather straggly shrub.
It could be Trema sp, Most probably T tomentosa
Yes I too had a wild guess that this could be species of Trema.
With Raju ji’s lead and with the help of the following link, I think … is correct in saying this could be Trema tomentosa of Cannabaceae family.
Thank you … and … for you suggestion.
Yes I didn’t notice that and not only that, I think, I didn’t examine the close up of flower picture carefully.
I really appreciate your effort in cross checking based on the suggestions.
Now, I have a second thought based on the flower/inflorescence close up pictures that, could this be a plant belong to the family Rubiaceae?
Opposite leaves, interpetiolar stipules, pentamerous flower, epipetalous stamens exerted stigma which is capitate, all forced me to think of a Rubiacean element in it.
This was such a common shrub along the tourist road to watch sunrise from Tiger Hill. I was so sure it would be a really easy one for local people to id.
It may be a Lasianthus species, not sure but.
Thank you … for that suggestion.
I too think that this is Lasianthus andmost probably this could be Lasianthus micranthus of Rubiaceae family.
Please check the same @ http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=117649
Thank you … for the suggestion of Lasianthus micranthus.
Reading about it, it does seem to be very variable.
I am not clever enough to understand the technical terminology… so am not sure if this is my shrub or not. I do much better with visual aids and photos!
I have searched on www and found a herbarium specimen from Kew.
I cannot see the small semi circular leaflet that was grows on the stem between the pairs of leaves, or the pair of stipules that show on my images.
Pl also check these Kew holdings. They seem to have similar features to that of our plant (are we checking in right genus?). Let’s wait for more comments from members.
Dear …, isn’t style 3-5 branched for Lasianthus?
Agreed, … Thank you.
FOC says ….style linear stigma lobes 3-9.
Please refer the following link as well