Aporosa indoacuminata Chakrab.
& N.P.Balakr.
, Fl.
23: 369. 2012 [Oct 2012] ;



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).”

Aporosa acuminata

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



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


30-04-2010 / 11:00 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-

Mudumalai; 890 msl; TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-

moist deciduous forest

Plant Habit-



Up to 2 metre

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

Alternate 15 x 5cm; sub-charteaceous; oblong; acute tip; petiole bulged at both the ends

Inflorescence Type/ Size-

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-

1 cm across; seeds 3+1(degenerated)

I think you are right …

This is Aporosa acuminata.  

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.


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.



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