Wendlandia budleioides Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 402 1834. (syn: Wendlandia grandis (Hook.f.) Cowan [Illegitimate]; Wendlandia tinctoria var. grandis Hook.f.);
C. Himalaya to SE. Tibet (from WCSP);

Habit- Shrub

Species description- Shrub or small tree 2-14m. Branchlets red-brown, minutely puberulent, soon glabrescent. Leaves in opposite pairs, broadly elliptic, 14-24 x 6-11cm, acute or very shortly accuminate, base cuneate, glabrous beneath except for strigose midrib; petioles 1-2.5cm; stipules 8-12mm, ovate triangular with erect ligulate appendage longer than base. Panicles ovoid large, flowers very congested on secondary branches, 20-28 x 14-24cm; Branches pubescent. Calyx densely pubescent, tube 2mm; teeth trangular, acute or obtuse, 0.5mm. Corolla white, tube 2.5-4mm, strongly widened upwards; lobes triangular acute or obtuse, 1-1.25mm. Anthers elliptic or oblong elliptic, 0.5-0.75mm, exserted. style glabrous, exserted 1mm; stigma bilobed. Capsule grey pubescent.
Fl. February-April.
Subtropical forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 from Biodiversity of Bhutan)


Tree sp. from Assam KD 02 July ’15 : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

Attached images tree sp. . Please ID the the plant.
Date :19.02.2015
Location: Assam
Family : Anacardiaceae (??)
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area
Habit : Small tree

If leaves are opposite or ternate it can be Wendlandia of Rubiaceae, else I have no idea.

Wendlandia sp. (Rubiaceae)? pls confirm from Herbarium specimens.

Looks like a Wendlandia sp. (Rubiaceae).

First and 2nd images hint opposite leaves (at remote end). This might be one var. of Wendlandia tinctoria or ( W. grandis as per FoC). Unlike FoC the treatment in TPL is different – http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-214535.
Many herb, can be viewed in KEW
Please check probability of var. grandis.

Wendlandia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
Pl. also check Wendlandia puberula DC. as per FOP & FON & Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003) & illustration

‘Floristic diversity of Assam….’ proves nothing, there is at least one more species (should be more), W. paniculata (Roxb.) DC. as per http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2014/April.pdf


‘Floristic diversity………Pabitora wildlife sanctuary’ where the studied area – Pabitora wildlife sanctuary is small part of Assam. It does not reflect the diversity of whole Assam. According to ‘Assam’s Flora (Present status of vascular plants – 2005) by Dr. S. Chowdhury there are 07 species of Wendlandia found in Assam. They are W. coriacea, W. grandis, W. heynei, W. ligustrina, W. puberula, W. tinctoria and W. wallichii. And another one species of Wendlandia i.e. W. paniculata was reported from Assam by Kanjilal et al in 1939 and also repoted the same recently by Barbhuiya et al in 2014 from Southern Assam. So, study reveals that altogether 08 species of Wendlandia found in Assam.
Here is my herbarium sheet of my species which may be matched with W. timctoria var.grandis (W. grandis).
So please validate.
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I think we can rule out W. puberula, W. heynei and W. wallichii. Corolla tube in these species is not significantly longer than corolla lobes (ref. FBI).
W, ligustrina has lesser number of seconadary veins (Ref. FoC).
W. paniculata has leaves sub-sessile, flowers minute (ref. FI); petiole 1/8th to 1/4 th inch.
W. coriacea is similar to W. tinctoria (attached here the description of, but leaves are narrower and nerves are delicate (ref. FBI)..
FBI refers to herb.
and lectotype herb is
So, it should be one of W. tinctoria and W. grandis, depends on stipules as per FoC, Other descriptions of both the species seem to be similar to me, including bracts length. Since you have taken account of both the species I agree with your ID.

Sorry Sir, here is the description of W. coriacea.
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ID please- Shillong- BR11- 120416 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
I am sending herewith the pictures of some plants, collected from Shillong, Meghalaya. It will greatful if these specimens get identified.

This is a Wendlandia sps. (Rubiaceae).

Wendlandia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

Wendlandia sp

Sir, It is Wendlandia sp. (Rubiaceae); most probably W. grandis


SK698 03 AUG-2017:ID : 13 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- Around 1 Mb each.

Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude:5000 ft.
Date: 22 June 2017 

Raat ke rani family?

Cestrum ?

It looks like Wendlandia of Rubiaceae

Pl. Check Wendlandia species in efi site as suggested by …

Pl. check with images at

Thank you … for correct ID. Wendlandia budleioides Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Synonym : Wendlandia grandis (Hook.f.) Cowan

W. Grandis is mot matching with the elevation as well as flowering period.
Two Wendlandia is listed in  the Kathmnandu Valley according to the Flora of Kathmandu Valley of which Wendlandia puberula DC. looks more close to th specimen.
Your opinion please …!
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Attachments (3)

It is Wendlandia grandis which is cultivated species brought from the low land.

MS Dec.,2017/02 Wendlandia sp. (budleioides ?) for id: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Saiha, Mizoram
Date : 07-04-2017
Habit : Small evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild

Yes to also appear close to images at Wendlandia budleioides


Request for identification-C1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 1 MB
Kindly request you to identify with scientific name. This photo has been taken in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

This is most likely Wendlandia tinctoria (Fam: Rubiaceae)

Looks different from images of Wendlandia tinctoria at
Pl. confirm.

SK1851 v 20 April 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 700 kb each.

Location:  Nagarjun Forest reserve, Kathmandu
Date: 20 April 2019
Elevation: 1595 m.
Habit : Wild
Wendlandia appendiculata Wall. ??

I could neither find any images nor any description for this species on net.
To me appears close.

It could be … but I could not decide.

SK1929 19 May 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9) – around 800 kb each.
Location: Okharpauwa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation:  1520 m.
Date: 10 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Which Wendlandia ..??

Not sure … Flowering period and elevation differs to some extent.

SK1876 29 April 2019 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 28 April 2019
Elevation: 1519 m.
Habit : Wild 
Wendlandia tinctoria (Roxb.) DC. ??

Comparative images of species so far in efi site available at

SK2016 21 June 2019 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 7 June 2019
Elevation: 1508 m.
Habit : Wild 
Same as SK2015 20 June 2019 or different. 
Leaves look slight different.

Wendlandia sp. Rubiaceae.

Thank you … ! Now need to look for ID.

Thanks, …, for the genus id.
Pl. check comparative images at Wendlandia

Appears close.

Yes looks like matching.


SK 2414 27 January 2020 : 12 posts by 2 authors. 9 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Sundarijal, Shivapuri National Park
Date:  20 January 2020
Elevation: 1577m.
Habitat: Wild
Wendlandia budleioides Wall. ex Wight & Arn. ??
Earlier posts I shot in June (Fruits), April (Flowers), May (Fruits and few flowers), April(Flowers) and June (Flowers) identified as this sp. but this time flowering in Jan.

Yes, appears close to Wendlandia budleioides as per comparative images at Wendlandia

Thank you …!
Wondering for the flowering phenology !


SK 2645 01 July 2020 : 14 posts by 3 authors. 10 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Dahachok, Kathmandu
Date: 23 June 2020
Elevation: 1600 m.
Habitat: Wild
Wendlandia budleioides Wall. ex Wight & Arn. ??
Syn : Wendlandia grandis (Hook.f.) Cowan

Yes, appears close to images at Wendlandia budleioides


SK 3967 30 May 2024: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Balaju, Raniban, Kathmandu 
Date: 29 May 2024
Altitude: 1451m.
Habitat : Wild 
Wendlandia for ID. Small shrub.



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