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 from India Biodiversity Portal)


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

Requesting a shrub id_150523_1: 2 + 2 high res. images.

The plant shows these key characters.
1. Opp deccusate leaves.
2. Interpetiolar stipules.
3. Pentamerous flowers with exerted stamens.
I feel it is a Rubiaceae?
Agasthymalai biosphere reserve


Seems to be Psychotria??

Do you have other images? If so, pl. post.

Pl. check.

Psychotria flavida Talbo ??

3 high res. images.



The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Flora of Peninsular India

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