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.
Here is earlier Indiantreepix thread with unripe fruits of Canthium coromandelicum from …: efi thread#
The fruits are edible, and in Malayalam it is known as Mullankkara.
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.
Canthium parviflorum..? Verify.
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 … ?Maytenus rothiana??
It is Canthium sp., most probably C. coromandelicum (Rubiaceae).
Thanks … and …. It does look like flowersofindia
Yellow fruiting shrub for ID | ID req 17Jun2010AR02:
some species of Berberis
Can be Berberis aristata quite common in the region you are indicating
Its not a Berberis sp. All the photos belongs to Canthium coromandelicam (Brum.f.) Alston, (Rubiaceae) a common thorny shrub in the deciduous forests.
nice fruits. Are they edible?
In Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve the plant is locally called as Kaarai. The fruits are edible.
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).
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. 2 correct images as above.
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,
Small Tree For Id_Flora of Telangana: 4 images.
Small Tree was observed at Sangareddy, Telangana.
Altitude- 500 MSL
Date- 24th July 2021
Height- 15 Feet
Kindly help in id.
Please check Canthium coromandelicum (किरम)
Agree with …
Yes it’s …
Thank you … for helping in id.
And Thank you … for id confirmation.
I am going to taste the fruits now.
No Problem ma’am, the fruits are very tasty, try,
503 ID wild thorny tree: 21 images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: bloomed near Nadukani Hills Kothamangalam Ernakulam Kerala INDIA
Flower date: 24JUN2023, 05.20pm
Habitat: wild moisture rock outcrop misty sloppy windy alpine
Plant habit: tree, erect branches, branchlets, hard cylindrical stem 08 inches base circumference, rough brownish bark, thorny
Height: 04 meters
Leaves: opposite heart shaped acute simple glossy wavy, spike like nice bracts, size upto: 08×5cm
Flower: axillary panicle inflorescence, 04 petals, diameter:05mm, off-white, fragrant
Fruit: berry green into yellow to brown, globular diameter: 12mm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x
Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston [Rubiaceae].
Yes, it is Canthium coromandelicum dear …, thank you very much for ID my tree