Psychotria globicephala Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 249 1920.;
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India (Tamil Nadu) as per WCSP;
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Shrubs. Leaves 8-12 x 4-6 cm, oblanceolate, apex acuminate or acute, base attenuate, nerves looped near the margin, petiole 0.5-1 cm, stipule with long hairs. Flowers in terminal globose heads mixed rufous hairs; calyx ca 1.5 mm, ciliate, lobes 5; corolla tube very short; stamens inserted on the corolla tube; style ca 4 mm, stigma bifid.

Flowering and fruiting: August-January
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
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Rubiaceae for identification 240613MK02 : Attachments (10). 6 posts by 4 authors.
Please help me to identify this shrub found in the wet forests of Nilgiris. It was an undergrowth shrub of 1-2 m tall; found common.
Leaf: about 20 cm long
Flower: white, 1 cm across
Location: Kodanad, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 1995 M ASL
Date: 22 June 2013


This is a species of Psychotria. I am unable to recollect the species name.

It grows in the undergrowth of mid elevation evergreen forests. It is mentioned in Gamble flora


Psychotria species in efi.


please check Psychotria adenophylla


Appears close to images at Psychotria glandulosa (Dennst.) Suresh

Thank you … for this bringing again. This is most probably Psychotria globicephala.



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References:
Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (with high resolution specimens) POWO  India Biodiversity Portal

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