IDENTITY : 55:
Attaching a few images of a small plant. Images were taken in North Bengal forest.
If my memory serves me correctly, I have seen this plant in Tezpur (Assam) in 2002. Fruits look like bunch of grapes (upright not hanging).
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.
But, “Bengal Plants” doesn’t have any. As per Flora of British India (it is spelled as Chasalia), there are –
- Psychotria montana (Chasalia montana) – Assam
- Chasalia curviflora – Eastern Tropical Himalaya
Ii might be the Chassalia curviiflora – https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/m—z/r/rubiaceae/chassalia/chassalia-curviflora
It may be some Psychotria species as per comparative images herein.
Don’t know Sir, “Bengal Plants” has only Psychotria adenophylla Wall., from Chittagong (KHASIA and CACHAR in Fl. Br. Ind.).
Of all the above, is it similar to https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/m—z/r/rubiaceae/psychotria/psychotria-monticola???
Thanks, …, for the id. I agree with you as per images at Psychotria monticola and as per GBIF specimens form our area– one, two and three.
Thanks, Sir ji, Psychotria was your idea, I wonder how plants propagate, breaking the borders mapped in British India!
This looks different from Psychotria monticola Kurz as per POWO specimens- one and two.
We have to check with other species.
Any probability of the other one, i.e. Chasalia curviflora?
Looks different from images at Chassalia curviflora var. ophioxyloides
Some Psychotria species or from related genus, only.
I also tried all these species with POWO specimens, but could not find a match.