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.
MS Nov,2018/09 Psychotria sp. ? for identification : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Lungkulh, Mizoram
Thanks, … What are the species reported from your area?
Fruits also look similar.
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Attaching a few images of a small plant. Images were taken in North Bengal forest.
Appears to be some Rubiaceae member?
My guess, Sir, Rauvolfia verticillata, as in –
Looks like Rubiaceae. Please check Chassalia species..
Yes, Sir, it is more probably Chassalia.
- Psychotria montana (Chasalia montana) – Assam
- Chasalia curviflora – Eastern Tropical Himalaya
Don’t know Sir, “Bengal Plants” has only Psychotria adenophylla Wall., from Chittagong (KHASIA and CACHAR in Fl. Br. Ind.).
Thanks, Sir ji, Psychotria was your idea, I wonder how plants propagate, breaking the borders mapped in British India!