Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa MYRTACEAE Flowering & Fruiting: Feb – May Habitat: Shola forest & Grassland Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China Description Stout shrubs, densely tomentose; branchlets terete. Leaves to 5 x 2.5 cm, elliptic-obovate, 3-ribbed, densely...

Psychotria truncate

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...

Pittosporum neelgherrense

Pittosporum neelgherrense PITTOSPORACEAE Local name: Analivenga Flowering & Fruiting: Januvery – June Habitat: Evergreen and shola deciduous forest Distribution: India Description Small trees to 8 m tall; bark brownish-black, lenticellate, with pungent aromatic...

Persicaria chinensis

Persicaria chinensis POLYGONACEAE Local Name: Mudanthi, Mukkala, Oduthan, Poovallikodi, Thiruthanni, Thondi Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China Description...

Osbeckia leschenaultiana

Osbeckia leschenaultiana MELASTOMACEAE Local name: Nailangi Flowering & Fruiting: Nov – Jan Distribution: Endemic to Southern western Ghats Description Shrubs; branchlets terete, corrugate, young parts with rufous hairs, internodes short. Leaves to 2.5 x 1.5 cm,...

Osbeckia aspera

Osbeckia aspera MELASTOMACEAE Flowering & Fruiting: Aug – April Habitat: Evergreen forests and grasslands, also in the plains Distribution: Peninsular India & Sri Lanka Description Erect shrubs; branchlets more or less pubescent with appressed to spreading...