Mussaenda phillipica A.Rich.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mussaenda philippica A.Rich.
  • Common name : White Mussaenda
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated in gardens
  • Key identification features : A bushy ornamental shrub with hairy branchlets; Flowers in dense terminal pubescent cymes; the expanded sepal is white or greenish tinch; Corolla deep yellow
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Philippines, New Guinea
  • World Distribution : India to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Mussaenda phillipica. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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