Psychotria flavida Talbot, Syst. List Trees Bombay 113 1894. ;

S. India as per WCSP;
Common name: South Indian Wild Coffee • Marathi: Shivan Yallaki

Small shrubs; branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves 10-18 x 3.5-8 cm, elliptic-oblong or obovate, attenuate at base, acute at apex, glabrous, yellowish green on drying; lateral nerves 9-12 pairs; petiole to 2.5 cm long; stipules 6-8 mm long, ovate, acute at apex, deciduous. Flowers in terminal corymbose cymes. Bracteoles 5-7 mm long, lanceolate. Calyx tube 2-2.5 mm, campanulate, 5-toothed. Corolla white; tube c. 2 mm long, funnel-shaped, hairy at throat; lobes 5, oblong, acute. Stamens 5; anthers ovate. Stigma 2-lamellate. Fruit c. 5 mm across, globose, bluish-purple; fruiting peduncle and pedicels yellow. Seeds 1-2, planoconvex.

Flowering and fruiting: April-July
Evergreen forests and sacred groves
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


Psychotria flavida Talb.SN May17 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Psychotria flavida Talb., under shrub, rubiaceae,
observed from Dharmasthala area of Western Ghats





ANDEC11/11 Psychotria(?) sp. for identification : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8) 

Family: Rubiaceae
Date: 27th December 2014
Place: Hebri, Karnataka
Habit: Shrub

Psychotria species so far in eFloraofindia  

some species of Psychotria

Psychotria flavida




Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)

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