Lasianthus venulosus (Wight & Arn.) Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 508 1846. (syn: Litosanthes venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Deb & M.G.Gangop.; Mephitidia venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Gardner; Nonatelia venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze; Santia venulosa Wight & Arn.);
India (Tamil Nadu) as per POWO;

Nilgiris: Rubiaceae shrub for identification 150713MK02 : Attachments (9). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me in identifying this large shrub seen as undergrowth in wet forests. I think this could be a Lasianthus sp. of Rubiaceae. Please validate.
Leaf: 15 x 5 cm
Flower: 0.7 cm across; hairy dorsal petals; coriacious (thicker petals)
Fruit: c. 1 cm long
Habitat: Wet evergreen forest
Date: 20 june 2013
Place: Kotagiri, TN

Alt: 2000 m asl

Lasianthus sp

Lasianthus venulosus Wight ??

Thanks, …

Yes, matches well as per India biodiversity PortalPlant illustrationGBIF and POWO.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  India biodiversity Portal Plant illustration GBIF (High resolution specimens)  Flora of peninsular India  IBIS Flora (FBI) Kerala plants

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