Strychnos coriacea Thwaites

Leathery Strychnos (Strychnos coriacea)

The Leathery Strychnos appears to be endemic to the island of sri Lanka, it is known from the type collection made in 1855 in the Central Province as well as at least two additional herbarium sheets that were obtained in 1895 in the Sabaragamuwa Province but which in fact may constitute another species. 

The species is said to differ from other Sri Lankan species by its larger flowers.


edited: 21.01.2019