Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China and Sumatera as per WCSP;
kye-oh-NAN-thus — snow-white flowers … Dave’s Botanary
¿ mah-luh-AY-len-jai ? — derived from Malabar name of the plant 

Habit- Small trees up to 8 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark grey, smooth shining, covered with raised corky lenticels; blaze dull orange.
Branches and branchlets- Young branchlets subterete, glabrous, whitish.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0.5-1.2 cm long, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 5-14.5 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic-obovate, apex abruptly acuminate or sometimes rounded, base cuneate, margin entire or slightly revolute, coriaceous, drying olive green, glabrous beneath; midrib canaliculate above; secondary nerves very slender, nearly parallel; tertiary and higher order nerves obscure.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence few flowered cymes or on axillary fascicles; slender peduncles; flowers sessile, yellowish white.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, ellipsoid, or ovoid, 1.5 cm long; seed one.
Understorey trees in disturbed evergreen to semievergreen forests, up to 1000 m.
Peninsular India; in the Western Ghats- throughout.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)

ID confirmation MS310311 -23 – ID requested:
I am attaching the photographs of a tree (medium sized) for confirmation of ID.
The photos ware taken on 27.12.2010 in Kabballi, near Shimoga. Shimoga is in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.

-This could be Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green

– Yes Chionanthus mala-elengi from the family Oleaceae
More info from the link below

Chionanthus mala-elengi: Today at Kanakeshwar, Alibag
Chionanthus mala-elengi
Local Marathi name: Heddi

Agumbe Ghat :: Chionanthus mala-elengi :: DVJAN10 : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Agumbe Ghat (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary)Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 28 DEC 2014 Altitude: about 600 m asl at crest, about 250 m asl at foothill
Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green (family: Oleaceae) 



ANAPR29 Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Family: Oleaceae
Date: March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala

Habit: Tree
Habit, leaves and flowers can be seen at this link.



I D PLEASE : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this small tree…. flowers similar to Mimusops.. from Kannur, Kerala.. riparian habitat

Chionanthus sp.

Chionanthus sp

Chionanthus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

Chionanthus mala-elengi



Names of Plants in India :: Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green : 4 posts by 3 authors.

via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green … family: Oleaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
kye-oh-NAN-thus — snow-white flowers … Dave’s Botanary
¿ mah-luh-AY-len-jai ? — derived from Malabar name of the plant 
commonly known asMalabar fringe tree • Kannadaಹರಿಯಾಗೆ hariyaageಮೈಸಾಲೆ maisaaleತಗಡಲಿ tagadali • Malayalamമലഇലഞ്ഞി mala-elengi • Marathiहेड्डी heddi• Tamilசொர்கிலி sorkili 
botanical namesChionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green … synonymsChionanthus malabaricus (Wall. ex G.Don) Bedd. • Forsythia mala-elengi Dennst. • Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G.Don • Mayepea malabarica (Wall. ex G.Don) Kuntze • Phillyrea microphylla J.Graham … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 

Thanks, …, for the beautiful compilation.

kye-oh-NAN-thus — snow-white flowers … Dave’s Botanary
¿ mah-luh-AY-len-jai ? — derived from Malabar name of the plant

commonly known as: Malabar fringe tree • Kannada: ಹರಿಯಾಗೆ hariyaage, ಹೊರಿಯಕ್ಕಿ ಮರ horiyakki mara, ಕೊಂಡೆ ಮರ konde mara, ಮೈಸಾಲೆ maisaale, ತಗಡಕ tagadaka, ತಗಡತಿ tagadati • Malayalam: മലയിലഞ്ഞി mala-elengi • Marathi: हेड्डी heddi • Tamil: சொர்கிலி sorkili • Telugu: పున్నాగము punagamu, పుణిచి punichhe • Tulu: ಪೊರಿಯಕ್ಕಿ ಮರೊ poriyakki maro

botanical namesChionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P.S.Green … synonymForsythia mala-elengi Dennst. … POWO /// accepted infraspecificChionanthus mala-elengi subsp. mala-elengi … synonymsChionanthus malabaricus (Wall. ex G.Don) Bedd. • Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G.Don • Mayepea malabarica (Wall. ex G.Don) Kuntze … and more at POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
Malabar fringe tree
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಹೊರಿಯಕ್ಕಿ ಮರ horiyakki mara
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
  • for synonym Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G.Don … Mandayam Digital Library – Latin and Kannada names of indigenous and medicinal plants of Mysore by S G Narsimhachar
ಕೊಂಡೆ ಮರ konde mara, ತಗಡತಿ tagadati
  • for synonym Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G.Don … Mandayam Digital Library – Latin and Kannada names of indigenous and medicinal plants of Mysore by S G Narsimhachar
ಹರಿಯಾಗೆ hariyaage, ಮೈಸಾಲೆ maisaale, ತಗಡಕ tagadaka
  • for synonym Linociera malabarica Wall. ex G.Don … Alar – an authoritative Kannada-English dictionary corpus created by V. Krishna
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
മലയിലഞ്ഞി mala-elengi
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
हेड्डी heddi
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
சொர்கிலி sorkili
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
పున్నాగము punagamu, పుణిచి punichhe
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಪೊರಿಯಕ್ಕಿ ಮರೊ poriyakki maro
~~~~~ x ~~~~~


ANJAN03/03 Please identify this tree : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Date: 28th December 2014
Place: Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Habit: Short tree
I am not sure if what I have photographed are flowers or dehisced fruits.
Either way, they were sweetly scented and came away from the stalk very easily.

Could this be Chionanthus mala-elengi ??

Thank you very much sir.
So looking at the photos in this- http://biotik.org/india/chiomala_en.html,
I have photographed flowers. Couldn’t be sure of it earlier.

Family: Oleaceae

Yes, thank you sir.

At kanakeshwar, Alibag- 23 Nov2009; at Kanakeshwar, Alibag- 9/12/10;

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