Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl.): 152 1931. (syn. Canthium parviflorum Lam.; Gmelina coromandelina Burm.f.; Paederia valli-kara Juss.; Plectronia parviflora (Lam.) Bedd.; Webera tetrandra Willd.);
Bangladesh; India; Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
Coromandel Canthium • Marathi: किरमा Kirma, Kadbar • Tamil: Nallakkarai, Kudiram, Sengarai • Malayalam: Kantankara, Niruri, Serukara • Telugu: Sinnabalusu, Balusu • Kannada: Karemullu, Ollepode, ಕಾರೆಗಿಡ [ Kaare-gida ] • Oriya: Tutidi • Konkani: Kayili • Sanskrit: Nagabala, Gangeruki;
Goats like the leaves very much, fruits edible. Village boys and women eat the fruits.
Canthium coromandelicum fruits? : 3 images.
It was in a forest area near the lake.I saw these eaten by some birds.
Here is earlier Indiantreepix thread with unripe fruits of Canthium coromandelicum from …:
The fruits are edible, and in Malayalam it is known as Mullankkara.
Small Tree for Id 120409Jm1 : 13 posts by 7 authors. 4 images.
It was a smallish thorny tree, leafless & totally in flowers. On 11/4/09 at Samirpet near Hyderabad, A.P.
you can check this plant in family rhamnaceae
Perhaps some Zizyphus species?
Thanks, …, But I found Zizyphus species having five petals (in star shape) compared to four in the posted one.
I will look for other species in the mean time.
I agree with … The plant in the picture doesnt not belong to Zizyphus as the flowers of Zizyphus are pentamerous. I also doubt whether the plant belongs to Rhamnaceae but am not sure.
Any chance of returning later and looking for fruits? That might aid in the I.D. Sorry if this is a ridiculous question! I don’t know where you live in relation to Samirpet.
Could it be Canthium coromandelicum?
Thanks, … I think you are correct- it matches with my posted shrub.
More details about Canthium coromandelicum syn. Canthium parviflorum:
Please help to id this small tree (or Shrub) belonging to Rubiaceae.
Leaves ovate and prominently nerved; leaf size ranges 5 – 7cm in length. I have not seen the flowers or fruits.
Date: 07 Jan 2010
May be Canthium sp.
Thank you all,
Is there any recent change in the nomenclature of Canthium parviflorum Lam.? Any synonyms for this?
Canthium parviflorum Lam. (synonym) is a synonym of Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston (accepted name). The other synonyms of Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston are Paederia valli-kara Juss. (synonym) Webera tetrandra Willd. (synonym)
The plant is indeeed Canthium parviflorum from family Rubiaceae. This plant is known to have high medicinal properties. In sanskrit it’s known as “manjishta kul” .
Thank you …,
It looks close to ……
Some Celastraceae …
It is Canthium sp., most probably C. coromandelicum (Rubiaceae).
Thanks … and ….
It does look like http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Coromandel%20Boxwood.html
ya, In Malayalam – Mullankkara , common in rocky mountains
Yes, this shrub is fruiting Canthium coromandelicum (Burm. F.) Alston of Rubiaceae. Tamil name: Kaaraichedi, Nalla kaarai
Syn – Canthium parviflorum Lam
Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston SN Sep18, : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Kaarai mul in Tamil, wild shrub,
goats like the leaves very much, fruits edible. Village boys and women eat the fruits.
TSP-DEC2015-50-223: Images of Canthium coromandelicum (Rubiaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Canthium coromandelicum (Rubiaceae)
Habit: A stout, armed shrub-tree..??
Habitat: Scrub forests
Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1000 and 800 msl, respectively
Date:13-07-2014 and 17-08-2014
A very good set of a Rubiaceae member
Request for identification : 9 posts by 3 authors.
Location Chitradurga Karnataka
Please identify the plant
Thanks, … Is it wild or cultivated?
Mostly it is wild
I think first photo graph is different from that of 2nd and 3rd. The last two maybe canthium sp.
Canthium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
yes it is Canthium parviflorum
As per the Plant list Randia tetraphylla is not found
Goa, May 2019 :: Shrub for ID :: ARK2019-35 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Requesting to please ID this shrub captured on a cliff in South Goa May 2019.
Canthium was suggested on the FB page. Requested to please provide ID.
Canthium coromandelicum only.
Fwd: Canthium coromandelicum( Burm. f.)Alston : 6 posts by 1 author. 2nd only is correct image– 3 mb each.
sending some photos of Canthium coromandelicum on 2/08/2019, Jagasara, block Jatani, dist Khorda, Odisha
Attachments (3)- 2, 2 & 1 mb.
2nd only is correct image– 3 mb each.
Attachments (1) – 4 mb.
Sorry to say that out of 8 photographs posted today morning for Canthium coromandelicum, sr no 1 & sr no 6 belong to Carissa carandas clearly shown withripen black berry, taken on same place, Jagasara, Khorda, Odisha & on same date, this may kindly be acknowledged,