Psychotria dalzellii J. Hooker

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (Madder Or Coffee Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COFFEE FAMILY (कॉफी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : RUBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Psychotria dalzellii Hook.f.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common in forests as undergrowth
  • Key identification features : A large glabrous shrub. Leaves obovate-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse at apex, coriaceous. Gradually narrowed into the petiole. Flowers white, sessile, terminal cymes. Drupe globose, black, crowned with calyx-tube
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Collection Nos : HFP 133, HFP 845
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South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=Psychotria dalzellii. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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