Coffea wightiana (syn. Psilanthus wightianus) ?;
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Rubiaceae shrub for id 301209MK3 : Attachments (3 + 3). 7 posts by 4 authors.

Kindly help to identify this Rubiaceae member.
This shrub is common throughout Tamil Nadu.
Could this be Psilanthus sp.?
Place: Satyamangalam forest Division; Scrub forests

Date: 10 Dec 2009


It could be Psilanthus wightianus (Coffea wightiana).

P. wightianus is called as ‘Mutti’ in Tamil. Looks beautiful in full bloom and the flowers are very fragrant.


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Psilanthus wightianus has fragrant flowers and also the leaves are more chartaceous (paper-like).

But the picture I posted has thicker leaves (sub-coriaceous). Any other variety of it? So far Psilanthus wightianus (Wight & Arn.) J. Leroy alone reported from TN.
With this am attaching pictures of fragrant-flowers of a Psilanthus sp.

Kindly resolve this.


Psilanthus wightianus


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