Mycetia acuminata (Wight) Kuntze

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mycetia acuminata (Wight) Kuntze
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in forests of Western Ghats.
  • Key identification features : A small shrub. Leaves long-petioled, elliptic-lanceolate, membranous. Flowers in axillary and subterminal panicled cymes. Fruit- berry. Seeds many, angular
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Collection Nos : CJS 13159, KFP 9736
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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=Mycetia acuminata. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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