Please help me to identify this shrub found near a riparian habitat in Western Ghats. The shrub was about 3 m high and evergreen. The simple leaves measures 10x4cm. fruit measures 1.5cm across.
I have no clue for this species, kindly help.
Place: Vaalparai, TN
Habitat: rain forest
Alt.: 960 m asl
Date: 12 July 2012
Its likely to be Aporosa acuminata
Seems to be Aporusa acuminata
Yes, Aporosa acuminata Thw.
Reply from another thread:
“Aporosa indo-acuminata Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr., endemic to India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu).”
Yes Aporosa acuminata of Euphorbiaceae family
I reiterate that Aporosa indo-acuminata Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr. in N.P.Balakr. et al., Fl. India 23: 369. 2012 of Kerala and Tamil Nadu is different and distinct from A. acuminata of Sri Lanka
I will check the same and get back to you. This plant is certainly A. acuminata but another upload from Mudumalai would not be A. indo-acuminata that is A. lindleana only
Euphorbiaceae Fortnight :: Aporosa acuminata :: Valparai :: MK 013 : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Name: Aporosa acuminata Thw.
Habitat: riparian / evergreen
Location: Valparai, TN
Alt.: 900 m asl
Date: 18 July 2012
Aporosa indo-acuminata Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr., endemic to India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu).
This is the only 2nd Aporosa posted during the fortnight. The other sp being Aporosa cardiosperma
[efloraofindia:34828] Euphorbiaceae for id 150510MK2 : Attachments (3). 13 posts by 6 authors.
Kindly help to identify this plant. Is this Aporosa acuminata species?
Local name: kaatu kaapi
I think you are right …
Thank you all, for the id; how could we differentiate this from Aporosa lindleyana (Wight) Baill.?
See the attached document. Aporosa.doc
This could be Aporosa lindleyana
Good photographs of Aporosa indo-acuminata Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr. in N.P.Balakr. et al. Fl. India 23: 369. 2012. It is different and distinct from Aporosa acuminata of Sri Lanka.
Aporosa indoacuminata Chakrab. & N.P. Balakr. (Phllanthaceae) from Kerala : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Shrubs or trees, 2 – 10 m high. Common in evergreen forests between 200 – 1800 m altitudes. This is endemic to India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu).
Image by courtesy of Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan.