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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Mussaenda frondosa L.

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Mussaenda Species: Mussaenda frondosa L.






Synonym Mussaenda glabrata Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Flag Bush, Vellimadhandai, Vellai Ilai, Schizomussaenda Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name White Lady, White Rag Plant Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Hanurei Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit C. 1 cm across globose
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia And, Indonesia. Bark Details Fairly smooth and even surface grey-white
Distribution in manipur Central Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a smaller shrub 1.5–2 m (4 ft 11 in–6 ft 7 in) tall by 1.5–2 m (4 ft 11 in–6 ft 7 in) wide Leaf Details Leaves 6-10 X 4-6 cm, broadly ovate, base rounded, caudate acuminate at apex, sparsely hairy on both surfaces

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found