Psychotria anamallayana Bedd., Icon. Pl. Ind. Or.: 57 (1873) (syn: Grumilea longifolia Bedd.; Uragoga anamallayana (Bedd.) Kuntze);
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Endemic to the Western Ghats- South Sahyadri as per India Biodiversity Portal;
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Habit: Large shrubs or small trees ca. 4 m tall.
Branchlets: Young branchlets usually triangular, glabrous.
Leaves: Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, sometimes ternate; stipules lanceolate, 1.9-2.5 cm long, glabrous, intrapetiolar, sheathing; petiole 1.5-4 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 15-25 x 4-7.5 cm, oblanceolate, apex shortly acuminate, base cuneate-decurrent, margin entire, subcoriaceus to coriaceous, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 8-13 pairs; tertiary nerves broadly reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers: Inflorescence terminal corymbose cymes; flowers white.
Fruit & seed: Drupe, oblong, purple to 3 cm long, with two planoconvex pyrenes; seeds 1 per pyrene.
Undergrowth in moist evergreen forest between 700 and 1400 m.
(Attributions: B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Psychotria anamallayana images: 1 very high res. image.


 

 

 


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

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