Myanmar [Burma] (Taninthayi), India (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil
Nadu), Sri Lanka,
Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Masbate, Panay, Guimaras, Negros,
Cebu, Leyte, Samar, Mindanao), Vietnam
as per Catalogue of Life;
For differences & keys between A. racemosa, A. monophyla and A. wightii,, pl. see Flora of Peninsular India
For differences & keys between A. racemosa and A. monophylla, pl. see Flora of Peninsular India & An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)
For differences & keys between A. racemosa and A. wightii, pl. see Biotik links at Atalantia racemosa Wt. & Atalantia wightii Tanaka.
at-uh-LAN-tee-uh — named for Atalanta, daughter of King Schoeneus of Scyros … Dave’s Botanary
ray-see-MO-suh — having racemes (a type of flower cluster) … Dave’s Botanary 

Native to: peninsular India, Sri Lanka

Date/Time : 1st of December, 2009/ 1.27 pm
Location Place : Pratapgadh, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
… Altitude :  … GPS : …
Habitat : Wild … Type :
Plant Habit : tree … Height : medium … Length :  … 
Flowers Size : about 1 cm … Colour : white … Calyx :  … Bracts : 
Fruits Type :not present when picture was taken  … Shape :  … Size :  … Seeds : 
Found growing wild at the base of Pratapgadh.
Some Atalantia species?

.. A member of Family Rutaceae..
May be an Atlantia..?

Its not ALTANTIA.., But ATLANTIA. (Like Atlantia monophylla). please verify …  

I agree a member of Rutaceae.

But Altantia ? Is there a genus ?

I hope the plant is the attached photo is Atalantia buxifolia (Poiret) Oliver ex Bentham, Fl. Hongk. 51. 1861. because of the unique notch at the tip of the leaf which absent in A monophylla commonly found in India.

This tree is Atalantia monophylla (L.) Correa, as the retuse tip and the leaf shape confirms. 
…, Presence of unique leaf notch is the characteristic feature of Atalantia monophylla (L.) Correa.

I Agree with …
The plant is definitely Atalantia monophylla (L.) Correa.

The key character for A. monophylla of calyx irregularly lobed and split to the base on one side can not be seen in the picture. Flowers are not seen crowded in axillary fascicles, they are in racemes. Leaves are not bright green. I hence feel that the plant (with the limited info available) can be said to be A. racemosa Wight. I have been searching for A. monophylla in W. ghats for last several years but have not found one as yet. I would be keen to see myself if some one can show.

I have seen some Atalantia monophylla in the southern part of Western Ghats. i.e. areas closer to Nilgiris. The locations were relatively mid-altitudes.

A. monophyla 


Sorry I couldn’t attach my images while replying to the Atalantia discussion. So sending my comments to you. Please attach it to the discussion.

All species of Atalantia except A. missionis have emarginate or retuse leaves. In racemosa and monophylla the filaments are fused to form a tube or a cup as seen the picture. However monophylla has much shorter cymes and not as long as seen here in the posted picture. Therefore this one should be A. racemosa. I am attaching my pictures of what I have identified as A. monophylla from wet evergreen forests close to Karnataka- Kerala border.
Also attaching another species of Atalantia which I photographed in a dry scrub habitat near Kollegal. This one has pubescent inflorescence and petioles. Cant identify what it is.

Another attachment from … as indicated in his reply.

Rutaceae Week : Atalantia racemosa : Pratapgadh, Mahabaleshwar : AK: Posted by me earlier on our group and identified as Atalantia racemosa by …

(Request for ID : 050410 : AK-1)
Picture taken at Pratapgadh, Mahabaleshwar on the 1st of Dec,2009.



at-uh-LAN-tee-uh — named for Atalanta, daughter of King Schoeneus of Scyros
ray-see-MO-suh — having racemes (a type of flower cluster)
Dave’s Botanary
Feb 19, 2011 … at Matheran, Maharashtra
commonly known as: Bombay atalantia, wild lime • Kannada: ¿ ಕಾಡಿಂಬಿ ? kadimbi, ಹುಚ್ಚು ನಿಂಬೆ huchhu nimbe • Marathi: माकड लिंबू makad limbu, रान लिंबी ran limbi • Tamil: குருந்து kuruntu • Telugu: అడవి నిమ్న adavinimma
Native to: peninsular India, Sri Lanka
References: Flowers of IndiaBiotikENVIS – FRLHTDDSAFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Feb 19, 2011 … at Matheran, Maharashtra
Nov 5, 2011 … at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Mar 4, 2012 … at Matheran, Maharashtra




Rutaceae week : Atalantia racemosa:  Sharing picture of
Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. Family : Rutaceae



Rutaceae week: Atalantia racemosa at Bhimashankar: Small evergreen tree.
Bot. name: Atalantia racemosa
Family: Rutaceae
Date/Time: 05-11-2011 / 12:10PM
Location: Bhimashankar, Maharashtra
Habitat: Wild

Atalantia racemosa | Matheran:  Atalantia racemosa
Rutaceae family
Small evergreen and endemic tree of Western Ghats, usually found undergrowth of large semi-evergreen trees.





Plz id this tree: pa39 – 21nov2012:  Plz id this tree from Matheran region. I did not see any flowers and fruits at this time. Tks.

It may be Atalantia sp. of Rutaceae.

Atalantia racemosa

Few days earlier I posted Atalantia racemosa flower pic from Matheran. Here is the link


Atalantia racemosa Wight & Arn.: Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Atalantia racemosa Wight & Arn., Fam: Rutaceae

Talakona andhrapradesh, March 2011
shrub/ small wild tree 

Nice photograph




ANMAR59/81 Atlantia racemosa : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
Family: Rutaceae
Date: 24th March 2015
Place: Mullayanagiri, Chikamagalur, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Shola forest


via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. … family: Rutaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
at-uh-LAN-tee-uh — named for Atalanta, daughter of King Schoeneus of Scyros … Dave’s Botanary
ray-see-MO-suh — having racemes (a type of flower cluster) … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asBombay atalantiawild lime • Kannadaಹುಚ್ಚು ನಿಂಬೆ huchhu nimbe • Malayalamകാട്ടുനാരകം kattunarakam • Marathiमाकड लिंबू makad limbu,रान लिंबी ran limbi • Tamilகுருந்து kuruntu • Teluguఅడవి నిమ్మ adavi nimma 
botanical names: … Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. … synonyms: status at … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
October 25, 2015 … along Amboli Ghat 

… names updated …
• Teluguఅడవి నిమ్మ adavi nimmaకారునిమ్మ karunimmaకొండనిమ్మ kondanimmaమురికి నిమ్మ murikinimma 



Atlantia sp. ???????? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

I got this Atlantia sp. in Vaibhavwadi. I want to know which species it is either A. monophylla (L.) corr. serr  or A. racemosa Wight.

efi page on Atalantia monophylla  &  Atalantia racemosa   

With the inflorescence, we can affirm whether A.racemosa or A.monophylla.

Looks like Atalantia racemosa!

It is Atalatia racemoca, because the lateral veins are prominent here

As I already told there will be variations in petal colour. It also represents the same species.




Rutaceae week: For ID 10/05/2012 SMP1: I think it is from Rutaceae.
Location : Ajiwali Devrai Mulshi.
Large tree.
Lemon like flowers and leaves.
Simple(?Unifoliolate.) leaves
Flowers white fragrant
as seen in pictures.
Observed in Oct 2011.

Thanks … for the lead.
I checked for Genus Atlantia and yes the plant does appear to be from this genus.
Characters seen here
…Leaves unifoliate. Hermaphrodite flowers.Petals imbricate.
Regarding species…..
What I find here.
…..It was a big tree. Filaments are united into a tube. Calyx divided regularly in 4-5 lobes. Split not going to the base on one side (Not very sure but likely) indicating it to be
Atlantia racemosa.
Will wait for any further discussion if it happens.

Dont have the key, but I found a few pic of A. monophylla from Kol Bot G.. with one fruit.. in the old files… sumbitting now. in a sep thread…. … do you have a key for this group?

Taking this as Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. as per keys and details herein and as per other observations from the area.

Came across this tree at Matheran (Sunset pt.) (14-11-2009).
Flowers were Fragrant. Is this Canthium Sp. (Rubiaceae family)??

It is Atalantia racemosa
Marathi name is Makadlimbu

You can note that stamens are 8 and the filaments are flattened and almost fused together which leads to Rutaceae. Rubiaceae would have stamens as many as the corolla lobes and attached to the lobes. This is Atalantia racemosa or Makadlimbu in Marathi. The citrous smell of leaves could also have given the clue on ID.

To me it appears like some citron.

It is clearly a member of Rutaceae and not Rubiaceae (where stamen number equals petals and filaments are not dilated). Citrus has stamens 4+ times the number of petals, whereas Atlantia has twice the number of petals. Here we can count 4 petals and 8 stamens in several flowers. Obviously … are justified in identifying it as Atalantia racemosa.

Whereas we are sure the plant belongs to genus Atalantia, please make sure it is A. racemosa. Another species A. malabarica (Rafin.) Tanaka (syn: A. monophylla Correa) also grows in the same general area. It has longer pedicels (8-12 mm), 4 petals, 8 stamens, fls in corymbs. A. racemosa has shorter pedicels, fls in up to 8 cm long racemes, 3-4 calyx lobes. To me pedicels look longer, and inflorescence more of a corymb, besides 4 petals and 8 stamens. Won’t it be better identified as A. malabarica?. I have no field experience of this genus and am commenting solely based on literature information. 
PS: I don’t know wherefrom this no reply mail crept into the thread.

I find the filaments are connate in photograph. They are free in A. racemosa. Could it be A. monophylla (syn or syn of A. malabarica).

I too think it represents Atalantia monophyla

This is Atalantia monophylla of Rutaceae. The characteristic features are connate filaments and retuse leaf apex.

Taking this as Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. as per keys and details herein and as per other observations from the area.




ANMAR17/17 Please identify this tree : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (13)
Family: Rutaceae
Date: 6th March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala

Habit: Short tree

Atalantia racemosa?

Thank you sir. … also identified it as the same.

Atalantia racemosa

Looks like Atalantia wightii Tanaka (Rutaceae).  

How to differentiate Atlantia racemosa and Atlantia wightii?

For differences & keys between A. racemosa and A. wightii,
pl. see Biotik links at Atalantia racemosa Wt. & Atalantia wightii Tanaka.

leaf shape, venation and inflorescence confirms that it is Atalantia racemosa

Thank you … Thank you for validating …

Atalantia racemosa var bourdillonii



Atalantia racemosa: Sharing picture of Atalantia racemosa, Rutaceae. Picture taken at Sindhudurg MH. Nov 2012

these flowers are sweet scented make whole environment very fragrant, i love it 🙂

Very nice collage …
Clear depiction of Rutaceae characters. One more example of high fragrance in white coloured flower.


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