|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Psychotria (Greek, life-preserving; referring to medicinal properties). Incl. Grumilea and Gloneria. Rubiaceae. Shrubs or small trees or rarely herbs, erect, climbing or twining, suitable for the warmhouse.
Leaves opposite, rarely whorled, with deciduous or persistent stipules: infl. terminal or rarely axillary corymbose cymes, or occasionally fascicled in the axils or capitate; fls. greenish white, yellow or rose; calyx short-tubed, limb rarely persisting; corolla-tube usually short or straight, elongate limb 5- or rarely 4- or 6-lobed; ovary 2-celled: fr. a berry or small drupe with 2 small hemispherical stones.—Over 500 species in the tropics and subtropics, frequent in Amer. Only occasionally cult. CH
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963