Shrubs, 2-3 m tall; branches and branchlets glabrous or thinly puberulent. Petiole 6-10 mm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent; leaf blade leathery, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 10-20 × 2.5-6 cm, glabrous adaxially, glabrous or sparsely puberulent abaxially, base acuminate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs; nervules parallel; nerves and nervules conspicuous abaxially; stipules persistent, triangular or ovate-lanceolate, 3-5 mm, glabrous, leathery. Inflorescences sessile, glomerulate; bracts persistent, orbicular or ovate-orbicular, 3-6 mm, thickly leathery, glabrous or pubescent. Flowers sessile. Calyx puberulent; hypanthium portion ca. 1 mm; limb 5-lobed; lobes ovate-lanceolate. Corolla ca. 10 mm, puberulent outside, villous inside. Fruit red, ovoid, ca. 10 mm, glabrous; pyrenes 5.

Montane forests, shaded and wet places; 1000-1800 m.
E Bangladesh, Cambodia, NE India, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra), Thailand, Vietnam
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Kishor Deka for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project from India Biodiversity Portal)


MS June,2018/16 Undershrub for ID : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Reiek, Mizoram

Date : 07-06-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Kindly chk Lasianthus spp 

As suggested by …, pl. check with species as available at

I think same plant as in MS May, 2016/07 Undershrub for ID
What are the species of Lasianthus found in your area ?

Lasianthus spp. found in Mizoram are : Lasianthus biermannii, L.hookeri, L.lucidus & L.tubiferus.

After perusal of these species, mainly in Flora of China as per given links, I think it is more closer to Lasianthus inodorus syn. Lasianthus tubiferus

Confirmed by Dr. Zhu, author of ResearchGate article


MS May, 2016/07 Undershrub for ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Dampui, Mizoram
Date : 03-05-2016
Habit : Undershrub ?
Habitat : Wild

Though I am unable to identify most of your uploads, but I really appreciate your consistency and the vast collection you are having. More than that you are sharing the plant wealth from the area which is not much represented on efI…!!

Species of Lasianthus of Rubiaceae family

Thanks, …, for helping us with Ids.

Lasianthus species so far in efi 

This is Lasianthus sp.

Unable to proceed any further. The specified characters mentioned in the keys of flora are not fully visible in the photograph here…


MS Nov,2018/07 Lasianths sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Reiek, Mizoram

Date : 10-11-2018
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild

May be Lasianthus inodorus Blume as per details and references herein.

Date : 09-06-2016
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild
2 images.

Lasianthus inodorus Blume ??

MS,Jan.,2021/20 Lasianthus sp. ? for id.: 1 image.
Location : Ailawng

Date : 16-06-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

What are the keys ?
May be Lasianthus inodorus as per images and details herein.

Fruits may finally decide as per keys. Till then, we keep it as Lasianthus inodorus as per images and details herein.


MS, July, 2023/01 Lasianthus sp. for id.:
Location : Reiek tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m
Date : 29-06-2023
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild

Thank you.

Appears close to images at


Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Sumatra database  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora

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