Author Topic: Savanna shrub | Psychotria cf. anceps (Rubiaceae)  (Read 63 times)

Offline Auke

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Savanna shrub | Psychotria cf. anceps (Rubiaceae)
« on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 12:46:44 AM »
Please help to ID this shrub which was growing on the border of forest and white sand savanna in Suriname.
« Last Edit: Wed, 04 September 2019, 12:09:46 AM by Auke »

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Re: Savanna shrub
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 September 2019, 06:09:23 PM »
Auke,
It could be Psychotria anceps.
Have a look on my pictures and let me know...
Would you have additional pictures of the same plant ?

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Re: Savanna shrub
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 12:06:22 AM »
Thanks again. It does look a lot like your specimen. But if I search online, fruits are turning red, while mine look like tiny lemons without any trace of red. Local variation, or a cryptic species? Filing as Psychotria cf. anceps for now. And, no, I have no additional photos.

Cheers, Auke

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Re: Savanna shrub
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 05:44:40 AM »
But if I search online, fruits are turning red, while mine look like tiny lemons without any trace of red. Local variation, or a cryptic species?
No, fruits seen here are obviously not mature, some are green, some are yellow, later on they will turn red, and I guess they finally mature black as it is the case for the genus Psychotria. Psychotria fruits are often observed only red, but they finally turn black if not eaten by birds before !