White Mussaenda   
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White Mussaenda
P Introduced Shrub
Photo: Tabish
Common name: White Mussaenda, Bangkok Rose
Botanical name: Mussaenda philippica    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Mussaenda grandiflora

White Mussaenda is a shrub or small tree, 3-5 m tall, and more or less hairy,or nearly smooth. The leaves are oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 6-14 cm in length, pointed at both ends, and furnished with stipules about 4 mm long. The flowers are borne in small numbers in terminal, hairy cymes. They are yellow, hairy, about 2 cm long, and enlarged upward. The sepal cup is about 7 mm long. More showy that the flowers are the 4-8 cm long white bracts. The fruit is about 1.5 cm long. White Mussaenda is native to Philippines and SE Asia.
Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.

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