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.


Nilgiris: Shola tree for identification 051112MK02:

Please help me to identify this short tree species found in the Shola (Temperate Montane forests). The height is not more that 2.5 metres and branched profusely. Is this any Myrtaceae?
Leaf: 15 cm long
Fruit: 0.75 cm
Date: 21 Oct 2012
Place: Mukruti NP, Nilgiris, TN

Rubiaceae, Its a species of Lasianthus

yes. I agree with … that this must be a species of Lasianthus.
Flowering branch would help in species id.

To me it appears close to Lasianthus venulosus (Wight & Arn.) Wight, as per GBIF specimen.

Pl. confirm or otherwise.




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