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Genus :

TAMILNADIA

Family :

RUBIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Small or large trees. Leaves opposite, entire, shortly petiolate, stipules triangular, cuspidate. Flowers usually solitary on short leafy or leafless spurs from branches and from spiniferous branchlets, pedicellate. Calyx tube and lobes short. Corolla campanulate, glabrous apart from dense ring of hairs in throat, lobes exceeding tube. Anthers subsessile on rim of corolla tube, exserted. Ovary 2-locular with septal placentae, style head fusiform, almost bilobed, briefly exserted. Fruits fleshy, ovoid to ellipsoid, large, calyx persistent. Seeds numerous, oblong, compressed.