Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng., Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Sér. 3, Bot. 35: 15 1978. (syn. Gardenia donia Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Gardenia montana Roxb.; Gardenia turgida Roxb.; Gardenia turgida var. montana (Roxb.) Hook.f.; Randia turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng.);
Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Mountain Gardenia • Malayalam: Karkar, Malankara, Vellakara


ANMAY01/01 Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)

Family: Rubiaceae
Place: Tumkur-Hassan border, Karnataka
Habit: Tree
Habitat: Scrub forest


Ceriscoides turgida syn Gardenia turgida: 4 images.
Sir Sending here some photographs of Ceriscoides turgida clicked near Aurangabad MH on May 2021 (Fruits August 2018)

Very nice presentation.
For me it looks the picture of the flower doesn’t match with the images at : https://efloraofindia.com/2011/02/14/ceriscoides-turgida/

To me id appears to be OK.
Flowers shown in the link are in fruiting stage.

Ceriscoides turgida: 5 images.
Found in foothills in Jawadhu hills of Eastern ghats, TN.

ID Please: 7 images.

Please help me in identifying this plant.
Seen near mhatoba tekdi, Pune.

Let me add total tree/ shrub height is 3ft. bark is whitish.

Closest guess is Xantolis tomentosa

I am uncertain as per images at Xantolis tomentosa

This plant bears opposite & fasciculate leaves.
In my view, this appears to be Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng. [Rubiaceae].


Randia turgida: 5 high res. images.
Found this tree in foothills of Jawadhu hills.

amituid 2 01102012:
Randia sp.? for identification. The photographs were taken in Dumka, Jharkhand. Details as in photos

It look like Tamilnadia uliginosa

flowers of India says it grows in bogs, wet lands near rivers etc ..  was your tree growing in such wet places
I wish we could peek inside the flowers for the telltale signs of its flowered id…

The tree was found in waste places.

Does not match with Tamilnadia ulginosa. Looks more like a Catunaregam species. The details of the flowers are not clear. The ID would be easy if the close ups of the flowers are posted.

I think this is Ceriscoides turgida, as per images and details herein.

Catunaregam spinosa

No, … It is https://efloraofindia.com/2011/02/14/ceriscoides-turgida/

Earlier this was called Randia turgida. Ceresoides turgida is the updated name.


Identification request 22:
Habitat: Scrubland, Aravali range 

Habitat: Small tree
Bark is white, leaves opposite, present on thorns
Loc: Udaipur Rajasthan
Date: 21/12/2023

Pl. check

I agree with you.

Yes it is Very close to Ceriscoides turgida.


Rubiaceae: Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng.: 1 image.
synonyms: Gardenia turgida Roxb., Randia turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng.
location/date: Harisal village, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994