Celastrus paniculatus subsp. aggregatus : Note the infructescence is shorter than leaf.
Elaeodendron orientale Jacq. (Cultivated)
Gymnosporia emarginata (Willd.) Thwaites (As per efi thread (Gymnosporia emarginata is now considered an endemic species to southern India and Sri Lanka, and have relatively small leaves with usually a small notch in the leaf apex or is acute. The base of leaves are cordate and almost sessile or very short petioles. Gymnosporia montana is closely related to Gymnosporia senegalensis but has larger and broader leaves. This grows in the southern India. Gymnosporia senegalensis is a widespread species from South Africa, whole of Africa to Pakistan and North Western India. This has usually narrower leaves)
Pleurostylia opposita (Wall.) Alston
It is appropriate to mention here that taxonomic account of Celastraceae of India have been published by Botanical Survey of India as Flora of India Vol-5 Olacaceae –Connaraceae (2000) wherein Celastraceae is described on page75-137. This account is given by K. Ramamurthy. I feel it is the best complete account of the family in India.
As per this account Celastraceae is represented by 12 genera and 82 species in India.
Would it be possible to send me more details. I would like to buy this or obtain a pdf of the Celastraceae Flora. Is the Hippocrateaceae included here.
No pdf of this is available, it was only in printed form.
In Flora of India Celastraceae did not include Hippocrateaceae and describe only the genera-Bhesa (3spp.), Cassine (4spp.), Celastrus (7spp.), Euonymus (32 spp.), Glyptopetalum (5spp.), Kokoona (2spp.), Lophopetalum (2spp.), Maytenus (18spp.), Microtropis (6spp.), Nicobariodendron (1sp.), Pleurostylia (1 sp.) and Siphonodon (1 sp.).
Hippocrateaceae was written by K.Ramamurthy and B.D.Naithani in the same vol-5. They describe 3 genera, 32 species from India. These genera are-Loesseneriella (8 spp.), Reissantia (3 spp.) and Salacia (21 spp.).
For purchasing etc you may see following link of BSI: http://188.8.131.52/publicationslist.asp
BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Volume 3- 1993) (P.Daniel):
Plagiopteron Griffith (Under Plagiopteraceae in BSI)
Species, genera & family pages of Celastraceae are now with images : 2 posts by 1 author.
Species, genera & family pages of Celastraceae are now with images. I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future.
Thank you very much for sending the summary list of Indian Celastraceae. This is very useful. I wonder if you know anything about Reissantia arborea, there are no photos available that I know about. Another plant which is a puzzle to me is Prionostemma arnotiana or Pristimera arnottiana. This such a distinct species which suggest it is possibly extinct.