Nepal to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Tibet; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;

Shrub or small tree, 2-6.5m. Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 9-16cm, acuminate, attenuate at base or rarely obliquely rounded, glabrous, glossy above; petioles c 7mm. Stipules 4-7mm. Cymes c 10mm across; bracts and bracteoles ciliate, hairy within. Calyx tube c o.5mm; calyx lobes irregular, triangular, 0.5-1.5, acuminate. Corolla tube c 2.3mm; corolla lobes orbicular to ovate, 0.8-1.6mm, white, apex rounded or apiculate. Fruit white, c 6mm across; seeds c 10seeds; calyx persistent.

Fl. April-July
In or at margins of warm broad-leaved evergreen and deciduous forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

Nostolachma sp. ? for ID (Rubiaceae) : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Location : Thenhlum, Mizoram
Altitude : ca. 800 m.
Habit : Shrub or small tree.
Habitat : Growing wild.
Fruiting time : Oct.- Dec.

N. khasiana ??

Looks more like Coffea species. Fruits of Nostolachma sp look different

Coffeaspecies in India (from some regional floras) & eFloraofindia with details& some keys

It is Hyptianthera stricta

Thanks, … Seems to match as FOC illustrationGBIF and high resolution specimens as below:
Specimen 2
However, Flora of China says ‘Berry yellowish green’.
May I request you to pl. post high resolution images.

Attachments (1) – 4 mb- Book page

Sir, sorry ! Not found the original images in my computer

Attachments (1) – 4 mb- Book page



Small Tree for id from Assam- NS January 2020::01 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
In order to resume my activity on the group, I have started  searching my database again…

This medium-sized tree was recorded from Biswanath-Chariali District, Assam. I request for identification clues…

Could it be Lonicera sp.?

Please check Hyptianthera striata

Hyptianthera stricta (Roxb. ex Schult.) Wight & Arn. ??

Lasianthus. May be L. tubiflorus (Rubiaceae)

Thanks, … for the id.
To me also appears close to Hyptianthera stricta

Looks different from Spermadictyon suaveolens (syn: Lasianthus tubiflorus Blume)


Plant ID from Bangladesh SM146 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild
Location: Bandarban

It is coffee family (Rubiaceae) plant. Please find out using local flora. Is it wild or cultivated?

what is the flower colour?

No flowers.

The only rubiaceae member that comes closer to this concerned species is Hyptianthera stricta (Roxb. ex Schult.) Wight & Arn.

Points to be noted :
  1. more detailed pictures and/or description featuring different aspects of the species would have been much appreciated, and most importantly, would have helped to zero in.  Otherwise much time is wasted.
  2. As per ‘Flora Indica’, Randia stricta ( Hyptianthera stricta ) is “… shrubby …”
  3. As per a paper, from Thailand, on Rubiaceae, ” ….. Hyptiathera stricta is variable in oth vegetative features and characters ….”

Nevertheless, no word above ever claims that this species is Hyptianthera stricta (Roxb. ex Schult.) Wight & Arn.

Thanks, …, for your analysis. You may be right. I tried looking for similar specimen in GBIF and on net, but did not find it.

This document may help, Sir (…, you too please check) – Pdf
Also attached here are screenshots of “Flora Indica” & “Flora of British India”.


Attaching three images of a small wild plant.

Place : cooch Behar
Date 10-5-21

Can it be Hyptianthera stricta ?

Maybe as per FOC illustrationGBIF 

But unable to confirm as I can not see the details of flowers clearly in these images. 

I agree with the id, …, attached here is a magnified picture of the flowers (though not clear). Flowers can be four or five merous.

And Bengal Plants or Flora of British India lists one single species.

Reference can be accessed at POWO and Plant illustration

Detailed close up from … would have helped.

Yes, Sir ji.



References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI FOC illustrationGBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  POWO  India Biodiversity Portal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  Flora of Thailand  Herbarium JCB  Flora of Bangladesh