Wendlandia pendula (Wall.) DC., Prodr. 4: 412 1830. (syn: Rondeletia pendula Wall.);

C. Himalaya to China (Yunnan) as per WCSP;

Assam; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Nepal as per Catalogue of Life


Small shrub, 1-1.5m, with pendulose branches. Branchlets brown, glabrous. Leaves in opposite pairs or whorls of 3, subsessile, ovate, 3-13 x 2-4cm, long acuminate, base rounded, glabrous on both surfaces, veins prominent beneath, midrib minutely scabrid; Stipules ovate, acuminate, deciduous, 1-1.5mm. Panicles narrow and sparingly branched, mostly 11-20 x 7-10cm; branches sparsely to densely pubescent. Calyx subglabrous, tube 1-1.25mm; teeth oblonglanceolate, 0.5-0.75mm. Corolla yellowish, tube 4-7mm; Lobes ovate or oblong, rounded or minutely emarginate, 1.5-2mm. Anthers oblong, 1-1.25mm, excerted. Style scurfy, excerted 4-8mm; Stigma remaining clavate. Capsules glabrous, pale green.

Fl. November-January
Subtropical forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


SK1677 28 Dec 2018 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (11) – around 650 kb each.

Location: Dolalghat, Kabhrepalanchowk
Date: 26 December  2018
Elevation: 646 m.

Habit : Wild


Likely to be from Rubiaceae


Thank you … Canthium sp.? I did not get a match.


Wendlandia pendula (Wall.) DC. 
Nepali Names :  पारेधयाँरो Paaredhayaro/ रानीधयाँरो Raneedhayaro 


Please, may I ask a question? 
Of the 8 Wendlandia that occur in Nepal, how was it decided that this is the W. pendula and not one of the others?
Was there something visible in the several photos that helped make the decision? Thank you.

W. appendiculata
W. coriacea
W. grandis
W. exserta
W. pendula
W. proxima
W  scabra
W. tinctora 


I checked all one by one listed in Nepal. I guess the description, image in the net matching to it not other.


Thank you for the explanation. I admire your diligence and will strive to be more thorough. 


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