Psychotria truncate

Family: RUBIACEAE

Flowers & Fruits: March – May

Habitat: Evergreen Forest & Shola Forest

Distribution: Endemic to Western Ghats

Description

Large shrubs. Leaves to 12 x 6 cm, obovate, obtuse, broadly apiculate; nerves 9-11 pairs, 6 mm apart, reticulate towards the margins; petiole 1.5 cm long; stipule 12 mm long. Cymes 4 cm across, long-peduncled; branches whorled. Flowers 8 mm long, sessile; calyx 1 mm long, shallowly lobed, ciliate; corolla lobes 6, oblong, deflexed. Fruits not seen.

Citation

Psychotriatruncata Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 162.1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:163.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 640(451). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 220. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 233. 1988; Deb &Gangop., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 66. 1989; M. Mohanan& Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram  244. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 177. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 187. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 445. 2009.