Hamelia patens

Scientific name: Hamelia patens Jacq.
Botanical family: RUBIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • koray
  • koway

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall.  Leaves in whorls of three, pubescent, obovate to lanceolate, acuminate, 5-15 cm x 2.5-6.5 cm; inflorescence 3-15 cm long; corolla, tubular, 1.5 to 2 cm long, orange or reddish, puberulous.  Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, 6-10 mm in diameter, red when unripe, and black when ripe.


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