Psychotria adenophylla Wall., Fl. Ind. 2: 166 (1824) (syn: Chassalia hasseltiana Miq.; Grumilea adenophylla (Wall.) Miq.; Psychotria connata Kurz; Psychotria hasseltiana (Miq.) Boerl.; Psychotria siamensis Ridl.; Uragoga adenophylla (Wall.) Kuntze);
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Indian Subcontinent to W. Malesia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
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Scandent shrubs, up to 3 m tall; stems striate; branchlets slender. Leaves simple, opposite decussate; petioles ca. 0.5-1.5 cm long, slender, twisted; lamina ca. 7-15 x 3-7 cm, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, acute at base, obtusely acuminate at apex, entire, pale-green underneath; secondary nerves 8-12 pairs, arcuate. Flowers white in axillary or terminal ca. 5-8 cm long paniculate cymes; peduncles slender; bracts subulate up to 1 cm long; pedicels ca. 0.5-1 cm long, slender; clayx tube turncate; lobes ovate, acute or obscure. Fruits ca. 0.6-1 cm, black, globose-ellipsoid.
Flowering & Fruiting: February-May.
Underneath primary forests, moist and cool places; 1500 m.
India: Andaman Island, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Bangladesh, Myanmar
(Attributions: French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Psychotria adenophylla images.: 2 very high res. images.


 

 

 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  Plant illustrations

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