Tarenna monticola (Rubiaceae)

Tarenna monticola possibly

If this is Tarenna monticola, it is a rather poorly known upland rainforest species, despite the fact that it is a regrowth species. In the size of the leaves, which can exceed 15cm, it resembles the common Tree Ixora (Tarenna dallachiana) and was in fact previously recognized as part of T. dallachiana. T. monticola has hairy leaves and twigs.

Tarenna monticola aff.

Tarenna monticola possibly

Tarenna monticola possibly

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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