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Pakistan | Family List | Rubiaceae | Mussaenda

Mussaenda flava (Verdc.) Balch. f. in Blumea. 12: 633. 1963. Sharma and Bir., Fl. Patiala 96. 1978.


  • Mussenda luteola Delile
  • Pseudomussaenda flava Verdc.
  • Pseudomussaenda lanceolata Wemham
  • Vignaudia luteola (Delile) Schweinf.

    Shrub, branches covered with long appressed hairs. Leaves 4-9 x 1.5-3.5 cm, oblong, lanceolate, acuminate, sparsely pubescent above and pubescent on nerves beneath, petiole 1-2 mm, stipules subulate. Inflorescence a corymb. Calyx hairy, tube c. 2.5 mm long; 5-lobed, lobes c. 3 mm long, subulate, one is generally expanded in a yellow leaf-like structure, 1.5-3.5 x 1-2.5 cm, and stalk 1.5-2 cm long. Corolla pale yellow, tube 2-2.5 cm long, pubescent, mouth villous, 5-lobed, lobes ovate and accuminate, c. 6 x 2.5 cm; style divided into two stigmatic lobes. Fruit an oblong capsule, 7 x 5 mm, loculicidal, 2-valved.

    Holotype: Western Provinces, Tom District, Bwamba Co. Kabango, local in forest, 1230 m, alt., Sept. 1932T homson 725 (EA); Isotype (K and ENT).

    Distribution: Native of tropical Africa, commonly cultivated in gardens of Pakistan and India.


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