Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Canthium gracilipes Kurz

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Canthium Species:  Canthium gracilipes Kurz






Synonym Canthium parviflorum, Plectronia parviflora Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Coromandel Canthium Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Coromandel Boxwood Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1450 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits are obovate, furrowed on each side
Habitat Occurs in tropical dry evergreen forest Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Indo-Malesia Bark Details Bark grey, rough
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a shrub usually with opposite horizontal thorns a little above the leaf axils sometimes the shrub is nearly unarmed Leaf Details Leaves are ovate, smooth, often fascicled on young shoots. Short, few flowered racemes arise in leaf axils

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found