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Common Names in Bengali:
Common Names in English:
Common Names in Hindi:
Bebina, Bedina, बेिदना, बेिबना
Common Names in Kannada:
Billoothi, Hastygida, Pathri
Common Names in Malayalam:
Common Names in Marathi:
Bhutkes, Burthkasi, Lavasat
The Rubiaceae are trees , shrubs , or infrequently herbs comprising about 450 genera and 6,500 species, including some lianous forms. The leaves are simple and usually entire, and are opposite or sometimes whorled ; stipules are present and interpetiolar . The flowers are nearly always bisexual and actinomorphic , often heterostylous, and usually are in cymose inflorescences. The calyx is mostly somewhat reduced and 4-5-lobed or sometimes the lobes are obsolete or rarely one of them greatly expanded and brightly colored . The sympetalous corolla is mostly 4-5-lobed, occasionally with 3 or up to 10 lobes. The androecium consists of as many stamens as corolla lobes and is adnate to the corolla tube or epigynous zone, alternate with the lobes. The gynoecium consists of a single compound pistil of 2 or seldom more carpels, a single style, and a nearly always inferior ovary with the number of locules equaling the number of carpels, each with 1-many axile ovules. An epigynous nectary disk is usually present. The fruit is variable, sometimes forming multiples . -- Gerald Carr.
Flowers: Bloom Period: April, May, June, July, August. • Flower Color: near white, white
Size: 4-6' tall.
Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Full Sun .
Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 10a, 10b, 11. (map)
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- Haeckel, 1866
- Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Vascular Plants
- Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Brongniart, 1843
- Takhtajan, 1967
- Superorder: Gentiananae () - Thorne Ex Reveal, 1992
- Subclass: Asteridae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Class: Magnoliopsida () - Brongniart, 1843 - Dicotyledons
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses () - Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina ()
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae () - Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Kingdom: Plantae () - Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
Gardenia frondosa (L.) Lam. • Mussaenda belilla Buch. -Ham. • Mussaenda dovinia Buch. -Ham. • Mussaenda flavescens Buch. -Ham. • Mussaenda formosa L. • Mussaenda fruticosa L. • Mussaenda ingrata Wall. Ex Hook. F. • Mussaenda macrophylla Kurz • Mussaenda sumatrensis B. Heyne Ex Roth • Mussaenda tomentosa Wight Ex Hook. F. • Mussaenda villosa Schltdl. Ex Hook. F.
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 11-Nov-2003
Members of the genus Mussaenda
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:
M. arcuata (Mussaenda) · M. erythrophylla (Ashanti Blood) · M. erythrophylla 'Dona Luz' (Ashanti Blood) · M. frondosa (Mussaenda) · M. glabra (Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda) · M. incana (White Mussaenda) · M. lutea (Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda) · M. marmelada (Marmelade Mussaenda) · M. philippica (Mussaenda) · M. phillipica (Buddahs Lamp) · M. phillipica 'Donna Aurora' (Buddahs Lamp)
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