Mussaenda landia (Quinquina Sauvage).


It is a small upright, well-branched tree between 4.5 and 7 m in height. The bark is smooth, dark grey and greenish yellow inside. Juvenile parts of the plant have rough bark that tends to become smooth, reddish brown and longitudinally split. The stipules have triangular bases that measure 2 mm approximately.

 The leaves vary from smooth to velvety, are petiolate with the petioles measuring 1.3 to 2.5 and sometimes 5.5 cm. The lamina is elliptical or oblong measuring 6 to 22 cm by 2.3 to 7.5 cm. They have a rather pointed tip with a rounded base. Peduncles measure between 1.5 and 3 cm and the pedicels can reach 8 mm in length. The flowers are fragrant. The adnate part of the calyx is obconic to oblong and 6 mm long. The lobes on the other hand are linear to lanceolate and measure between 1.2 and 1.3 cm.

 The corolla consists of a tube that is greenish at the base and at the top and reddish in the middle. It can be as long as 4.6 mm in length. Both style and stigmas are green with the style being highly pubescent however. The anthers are 4 to 4.5 mm long. The fruits are oblong, and can reach 23 by 8.5 mm.