Tag Archives: Rubiaceae

Neolamarckia cadamba (Rubiaceae)

Behold the blossoming of Neolamarckism…oops I mean Neolamarckia. But the genus name does truly honour the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, whose theories have set the tone for thinking in evolutionary biology to the present day. Just finished flowering… Neolamarckia cadamba … Continue reading

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Antirhea tenuiflora (Rubiaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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Timonius singularis (Rubiaceae)

Epiphytic habit. Imagine a Gardenia masquerading as a fig and you’ll get a mental picture of what Timonius singularis represents. This rainforest plant is found at mid altitudes to upland areas and is known as the False Fig. The epiphytic … Continue reading

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Psychotria sp. Danbulla (Rubiaceae)

This endemic rainforest shrub is not yet formally named. The interpetiolar stipules of this species are distinctively bilobed and then each lobe is further forked. I found a specimen of this in the rainforest of Mt Baldy. More on this … Continue reading

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Timonius timon (Rubiaceae)

Colloqually known as ‘Tim Tim’, this is a very easy tree to identify by virtue of it’s hairy leaves with small tufts of hairs along the lateral veins on the leaf underside. It occurs in rain forest, open forest and … Continue reading

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Tarenna monticola (Rubiaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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Uncaria lanosa (Rubiaceae)

Among the genera of the great Coffee family, few are as recognizable as this group of vines that would be familiar to some older folk as the source of gambir (Uncaria gambir), a plant substance used in Asian countries such … Continue reading

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