Truncate-Calyx Psychotria
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Truncate-Calyx Psychotria
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Truncate-Calyx Psychotria
Botanical name: Psychotria truncata    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Grumilea vaginans, Psychotria heyneana, Psychotria vaginans, Uragoga truncata

Truncate-Calyx Psychotria is a large shrub found in the Western Ghats. Leaves are up to 12 x 6 cm, obovate, blunt, broadly apiculate, nerves 9-11 pairs, 6 mm apart, net-veined towards the margins. Leaf-stalks are 1.5 cm long, stipule 12 mm long. Flowers are borne in long-stalked cymes 4 cm across. Flowers are 8 mm long, stalkless, calyx 1 mm long, shallowly lobed, ciliate. Petals are 6, oblong, deflexed. Fruits not seen. Truncate-Calyx Psychotria is found in the Western Ghats, particularly Karnataka and Kerala. Flowering: March-May.

Identification credit: Navendu Page Photographed at Agumbe, Karnataka.

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