Psychotria monticola Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 41(2): 315 1872. (syn: Mapouria fulva (Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.) K.Schum.; Psychotria fulva Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.; Psychotria fulva var. brevibracteata M.Gangop. & Chakrab.; Psychotria fulva var. madraspatana (Hook.f.) Gamble; Psychotria fulva var. monticola (Kurz) Hook.f.; Psychotria madraspatana Hook.f.; Psychotria monticola var. minor Craib; Psychotria monticola var. pedicellata Craib; Uragoga fulva (Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze; Uragoga madraspatana (Hook.f.) Kuntze);
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya; India; Malaya; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;

Undershrubs, up to 2 m tall. Leaves simple, opposite decussate; petioles ca. 1-2.5 cm long; lamina ca. 10-25 x 5-15 cm, broadly obovate, oblanceolate, cuneate at base, acute at apex, entire, chartaceous; secondary nerves 14-18 pairs, sub parallel. Flowers ca 0.3 cm across, white or greenish-white, in peduncled axillary or terminal cymes. Fruits ellipsoid, reddish brown; pyrenes with 4 sharp dorsal ridges.

Open areas
India: Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur.
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
MS Nov,2018/09 Psychotria sp. ? for identification : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Lungkulh, Mizoram
Date : 15-11-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Thanks, … What are the species reported from your area?
Also check species available at—z/r/rubiaceae/psychotria

P.calocarpa, P.erratica, P.fulva, P.montana, P.silhetensis, P.symplocifolia P.thomsonii are recorded in Mizoram

Psychotria calocarpa  ??

To me looks different from images of Psychotria calocarpa at

Sir it probably Psychotria nervosa

We do not have any distribution of Psychotria nervosa Sw. in India.

Psychotria monticola Kurz ??

Yes, possible as per GBIF– Specimen from India.
Also see this specimen.
Psychotria fulva Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f. is a syn. of Psychotria monticola Kurz as per Catalogue of Life.
Fruits also look similar.


MS,Oct, 2021/33 Rubiceae ? for id: 1 high res. image.
Location : Ailawng
Date : 20-05-2019
Habit : Small shrub ?
Habitat : Wild


Any keys, …?
Leaves appear closer to your images at Psychotria monticola Kurz

As the keys are mainly based on the shape of the pyrene (with seeds inside).
Let us keep it as Psychotria monticola only until we have more details and pyrene.


Regarding Identification of the sp. collected from khurda odisha .: 7 high res. images.

Psychotria monticola Kurz !

On further checking, I agree with you and also as per images and details at






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