Nargedia macrocarpa

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Nargedia macrocarpa
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N. macrocarpa
Binomial name
Nargedia macrocarpa

Nargedia macrocarpa is a species of plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is endemic to Sri Lanka.

Leaves[edit]

large, oblong to lanceolate, pointed ends.

Trunk[edit]

Bark - smooth, polished yellow.

Flowers[edit]

cream, rather small, 1-3 in axils.

Fruits[edit]

broadly ovoid berry, slightly tapering at ends; seeds 2-3.

Ecology[edit]

rain forest understory of wet zone.

Culture[edit]

Known as "වල් කෝපි - wal kopi" in Sinhala.

Sources[edit]

  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). "Nargedia macrocarpa". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T32568A9715498. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T32568A9715498.en. Retrieved 16 December 2017.