Psychotria loniceroides - Hairy Psychotria
Family: Rubiaceae

One of the most widespread and common rainforest plant at altitudes up to 1000m.
Dense shrub to 5m.
Young growth silvery or rusty-hairy with new shoots and leaves being furry.
Leaves simple opposite, softly hairy, and variable in shape, with a tip that can be pointed or rounded.
Flowers are starry white and stalkless, held in tight little clusters, followed by equally tight bunches of lemon-yellow fruits containing one ribbed seed.
The flesh is juicy and sweet tasting and sought out by many birds.

Peeled fresh seed takes a few months to germinate.

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