Tubeflower Pavetta
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Tubeflower Pavetta
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Tubeflower Pavetta
Botanical name: Pavetta siphonantha    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Pavetta hispidula var. siphonantha

Tubeflower Pavetta is plant with leaves with are lanceshaped to elliptic-lanceshaped, long-pointed, hairless above softly-velvety below. White flowers are borne in open flat-topped clusters, with spreading branches. Flowers are stalked, sepals are very short triangular. Flowers are 2.5-3 cm long, with a style which protrudes longer than the flower. Tubeflower Pavetta is found in the Western Ghats. Found flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Handi Bhadang Forest, Karnataka.
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