Antirhea tenuiflora (Rubiaceae)

Antirhea tenuiflora

This small understorey tree or shrub is commonly known simply as Antirhea or Guettardella (after the genus it was previously placed under). It has very exquisite leaf venation which can easily be recognized. Allegedly, the leaves of this plant may possess anti-tumor properties.

Antirhea tenuifolia DSC_1090

In fruit this plant will have delectable looking red berries (hence another common name, Crimson Berry) which I look forward to seeing. More on this when that happens.

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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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