Botanical name: Himalrandia tetrasperma Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Gardenia tetrasperma, Randia tetrasperma, Aidia tetrasperma
Himalayan Randia is a rigid, much branched, hairless shrub, growing up to 1.5 m or more. However, it is often found shorter because of goats browsing on it. Ovate-oblanceolate leaves are crowded at the end of branches. The leaves become narrow at the base, ending in a short stalk. Flower are white, tinged green, fragrant, solitary, stalkless. Flowers are 1 cm long, with 5 narrow-elliptic, long-pointed petals which are folded outwards. The stamens and the style protrude out. The fruit is a round blue berry.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
The flower labeled Himalayan Randia is ...