Nostolachma crassifolia


IUCN status: Endangered

Flowering & Fruiting: Jan-Oct

Habitat: Evergreen Forest

Distribution: Endemic to Western Ghats


Large shrub to small trees, branchlets compressed, becoming terete, glabrous. Leaves elliptic, obtusely acute, base acute, to 9 x 4 cm. Flowers white, in subsessile axillary cymes. Corolla 5-6 mm long, mouth hairy. Fruit ellipsoid.


Nostolachma crassifolia (Gamble) Deb & Lahiri, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 17: 162. 1975(1978); Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 161. 1997; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 143. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 156. 2002.


Coffea crassifolia Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 248. 1920 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 637(449). 1921; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 171. 1998.