Psychotria subintegra (Wight & Arn.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 162 1880. (Syn: Grumilea subintegra Wight & Arn.; Uragoga subintegra (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze);
S. India as per WCSP;

Shrubs. Leaves to 15 x 6 cm, elliptic, apex obtusely acuminate, base cuneate, nerves distant, membranous; petiole to 3 cm, stipule broadly oblong, 8 mm. Panicles terminal, ultimate branches corymbose, to 10 cm, branches opposite; calyx 0.5 mm, cup shaped, tooth 5, minute; corolla tube 3 mm, densely hairy inside, lobes 5, 2 mm, triangular; ovary 1 mm, style 4 mm, stigma 5-fid. Fruit ellipsoid.

Flowering and fruiting: March-October
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Psychotria subintegra (Wight & Arn.) Hook.f SN Sep 23 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Psychotria subintegra (Wight & Arn.) Hook.f  wild shrub from Agumbe area of Karnataka (Altitude around 800m)

…, it looks more like Psychotria dalzellii Hook.f.
Coriaceous leaves and white infruitescence – both are clear in your pic

efi page on Psychotria dalzellii

In P. dalzellii the peduncle bright white and elongated, sub succulent, leaves are with more number of thin nerves. that is the reason for my decision, I have uploaded Psychotria dalzellii also.


ID Chinnar 03: 1 high res. image
Please identify this small tree from Chinnar WLS in Kerala. 5/5/22

Please post more images. Flower close up, full leaf, stem, habitat.

Is it a climber?

Psychotria, resemble P dalzellii

But it is a tree…

Tried in Myrtaceae, but failed.

Yellow flower is confusing.
May be from Rubiaceae, as suggested by …

Pl. post other images.

Its a species of Psychotria

Do we have small trees in Psychotria?

Yes, P. anamalayana is a small tree. There may be other species growing to the size of a small tree.

May I request you to post habitat images etc. for further determination.

Not a climber sir. A small tree only. Only similar shots are available.

I checked all the species listed in flora of Peninsula India in POWO and GBIF, with distribution given in the district.
The closest I can go is Psychotria nilgiriensis var. astephana as per GBIF specimen. Alos see POWO.

Biotik says it to be ‘Large shrubs or small trees ca. 4 m tall’

This is Psychotria subintegra

This is Psychotria subintegra

Thanks, … These two GBIF specimens look closer- one and two


The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  India Biodiversity Portal  Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007- Details)