Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms (Images by Nidhan Singh (1,2,3- ID by J.M.Garg & Bimal Sarkar) and Karuna Kanta Das (4))


As per the BSI Key
1. Drupes +/- 1cm long. Leaf apex acute …
ssp. salvifolium
1. Drupes +/- 2cm long. Leaf apex acuminate … ssp. hexapetalum.

Alangium salviifolium subsp. hexapetalum (Lam.) Wangerin (Images by B C George and identified by Santhosh Kumar)


Karthikeyan et
al. (2009)
have mentioned following species of Alangium in India:

  1. Alangium
    (C.B.Clarke) W.W.Sm. & Cave
  2. A. barbatum
    (R.Br.) Baill. ex Kuntze
  3. A. chinense
    (Lour.) Harms.
  4. A. javanicum
    (Blume) Wangerin
  5. A.
    (L.f.) Wangerin


S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons,
vol-I (Acanthaceea- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp.

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(L.f.) Wang. subsp. hexapetalum (Lam.) Wang
Tree Western Ghats,
Dry Deciduous Forests 
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Alangium salviifolium (L.f.) Wang. subsp. salviifolium Tree Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983




Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Alangium alpinum Marlea begoniifolia var. alpina Cornaceae Mountain Alangium
Alangium platanifolium Cornaceae Lobed-leaf Alangium
Alangium salviifolium Cornaceae Sage Leaved Alangium


Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra (1933)- Details-
Timbers 2 By Lemmens, R.H.M.J., Louppe, D. & Oteng-Amoako, A.A. – Details-
Antidiabetic Plants in India and Herbal Based Antidiabetic Research By T. Pullaiah, K. Chandrasekhar Naidu (2003)- details-
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Details-
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details with keys
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-

Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-

Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-
Alangium begoniifolium (Roxb.) Baill. is a synonym of Alangium chinense
Alangium (Cornaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Alangium (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

List of Indian species based on Karthikeyan et al. 2009 is added.

Thanks a lot, …

The following are missing in this:
Alangium salviifolium includes A. salviifolium ssp. hexapetalum in this document.

A. premnifolium and A. platanifolium are not mentioned in this document.


Pl. go through Alangium page (‎‎Cornaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by D S Rawat ji).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.



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