Aporosa indoacuminata Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr., Fl. Ind. 23: 369. 2012 [Oct 2012] ;
SW. India as per POWO;


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


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


[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.


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.



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