Tournefortia heyneana Wall. ex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 369 1837. (Syn: Tournefortia cymosa Heyne ex C. B. Cl.; Tournefortia heyneana Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Tournefortia reticosa Wight);


Scandent shrubs, branches glabrous. Leaves alternate, to 15 x 4 cm elliptic, oblong, acuminate at apex, acute to rounded at base, entire; petiole 1.5 cm long. Flowers in dichotomous scorpioid cymes, terminal, pedicelled; calyx 5-lobed, 2 mm long, ovate, acute; corolla 7 mm long, bottle-shaped, tubular, lobes 5, very short; stamens 5, included; anthers sessile, oblong; ovary 4-celled;. style terminal, bifid at apex. Drupe 4 x 3 mm, dehiscent into 2 pyrenes.

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









pandharphalli FOR ID :: Bhagamandala – Thalacauvery Road :: 22 FEB 2017 : 14 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.

Bhagamandala – Thalacauvery Road Karnataka
Date: 22 FEB 2017 … Altitude range: ~ 907 – 1122 m (2976 – 3683 ft) asl
ID please

Dear friends,
Not sure if I have this plant in my collection in flowering stage; not able to recollect 😭

Wondering if the posted plant is some Maesa or Embelia.

It is always a pleasure to watch all your photographs.

Although I may not be able to comment on each one of them.

Wonderful pictures!

Dear friends, this must be Maesa indica for sure; else please correct me.

To me looks different from images at

Oh! Thanks … for validating. Will wait for someone to help with the ID.

By any chance, would the posted plant be some Antidesma ?

This is Embelia. For sp id, Flora of Karnataka will have to be checked.

Got the ID in facebook group Indian Flora … Tournefortia heyneana Wall. ex G. Don of Boraginaceae.


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