Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing), Bangladesh, Nepal, S-India, Sri
Lanka,
Thailand, China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan), Java, peninsular
Malaysia (once from base of Gunung Baling, Kedah), Philippines (Luzon, Panay,
Mindanao), Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Bali, Lombok, Flores, Sumbawa, Timor),
Bhutan, Vietnam, Laos
as per Catalogue of Life;
India: Peninsular India. in dry forests and hilly areas, to 1800 m. as per BSI Flora of India;
 
¿ see-pah-DES-sah ? — Latin: cipus (tomb), adese (to be present); alludes to plant’s tendency to grow in waste places and around burial grounds… Vernacular list of trees, shrubs, and woody climbers in the Madras Presidency
bak-IF-er-uh — bearing berries … Dave’s Botanary 


commonly known asglobular-flowered neemhill neem • Kannadaಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಬೇವು bettada bevuಚೇಡುಬೀರ chedubiraಚಿಟ್ಟುಂಡಿ ಗಿಡ chittundi gidaಹನುಮಂತ ತೊಪ್ಪಲು hanumantha thoppaluಸಿಡಿಗೋಲಿ sidigoli • Malayalamകൈപ്പനരഞ്ചി kaippanaranci • Marathiगुडमी gudmi • Odiaନାହାଲ୍ବେଲି nahal-beliନାହାଲ୍ଗୁଲି nahal-guli • Tamilசன்னத்துருக்குவேம்பு canna-t-turuk-ku-vempuசெவ்வத்தை cevvattai • Teluguచేదు బీర chedu biraహనుమంత బీర hanumantha biraపొట్టు వేప pottu vepaపురుదొండ purudondaరణ బేరి rana beriరణ బిళ్ళ rana billaతవిటి tavitiతురక వేప turaka-vepa • Tuluಸಿರುಗೋಲಿ sirugoli 
 

Shrubs to 3 m tall; branchlets tomentose. Leaves odd-pinnate; leaflets 3-5 pairs, opposite, 3-7 x 2-3.5 cm, narrowly oblong to ovate, base acute or rounded, margins irregularly dentate towards apex, apex acuminate; petiolule to 8 mm long. Panicles axillary, corymbose; peduncle to 7 cm long. Calyx-lobes c. 1 mm long, triangular, spreading, pubescent. Petals 3.5-4 mm long, ovate, cream or c. 3 mm long; stamens 10; anthers yellow. Ovary 5-6-angular, ovules 2 per cell; stigma turbinate. Drupe c. 5 mm across, globose, longitudinally grooved, reddish brown. 

Flowering and fruiting: November-July
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in the sacred groves
Indo-Malesia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

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Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Rajgad near Pune in Sep 2014. Is it some Bignoniaceae member?


Please check Cipadessa baccifera.


Thanks … for the ID… the fruits I think will turn to red on ripening…


 
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ANDEC15 Please identify this tree : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Nelliyampathy
November 2014


Cipadessa baccifera


I agree with … and the plant may be Cipadessa baccifera 


 

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Pls ID: : Shrub from NandiBetta, nr Bangalore AS-Apr-4 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.

Pls help id this shrub growing wild on NandiBetta hill near Bangalore

Fruiting and flowering in October.
Is this Glycosmis pentaphylla ?


Cipadessa baccifera (Meliaceae).


Looks like Cipadessa baccifera a shrub


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plant for ID, Madanapalle, NAW-DEC15-02 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 Mb each
Kindly identify this wild shrub found growing in the foothills of the Horsely Hills area, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh.
the deep pink fruit about 7-10 mm diameter with tasteless to bitter pulp. kharapa is a local name.


Meliaceae?..what about the flower?


It seems the flower is white that is seen unclearly; if you please provide flower image or details and leaf smell it is easy to identify the plant. 


Cipadessa baccifera
Meliaceae


This plant looks like a Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq. (Meliaceae)


 

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Please validate shrub/climber from Bangalore -GE-201602-1/1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Wild scandent shrub seen climbing upto 8 feet, at Bangalore.   Fruiting in january, fruits turning red upon ripening.
Is this Cipadessa baccifera ? Please validate.


Yes


Thanks … for the ID.

Cipadessa has medicinal and insecticidal properties.  
Wondering if the fruit  is also eaten by tribal/local people,  like Neem fruit can be eaten ?


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Kemmangundi Road Karnataka
Date: 13 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1021 – 1369 m (3349 – 4491 ft) asl
Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq. … (family: Meliaceae) 


 

There are quite a few names (and their) variants listed for Cipadessa baccifera at ENVIS-FRLHT
chandbera, chanduvira, chedu bira, chedubira, chend bera, hanumantha-bira, pottu vepa, purudona, purudonda, rana beri, ranabilla, thabate, thavitegu, turaka vepa
Please help with the valid names in native script at your convenience.


chandbera, chanduvira, chend bera,  –చెంద బీర; chedu bira, chedubira,- చేదు బీర, hanumantha-bira, హనుమంత బీర, pottu vepa,- పొట్టు వేప,  purudona, పురు దోన purudonda, పురుదొండ , rana beri, రణ  బేరి , ranabilla, రణ బిళ్ళ , thabate తవిటి , thavitegu, తవిటేగు , turaka vepa తురక వేప
Chedu bira, thuraka vepa, rana beri are used for other plants very commonly


Thank you very much … for this great help.


 

via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq. … family: Meliaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ see-pah-DES-sah ? — Latin: cipus (tomb), adese (to be present); alludes to plant’s tendency to grow in waste places and around burial grounds… Vernacular list of trees, shrubs, and woody climbers in the Madras Presidency
bak-IF-er-uh — bearing berries … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asglobular-flowered neemhill neem • Kannadaಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಬೇವು bettada bevuಚೇಡುಬೀರ chedubiraಚಿಟ್ಟುಂಡಿ ಗಿಡ chittundi gidaಹನುಮಂತ ತೊಪ್ಪಲು hanumantha thoppaluಸಿಡಿಗೋಲಿ sidigoli • Malayalamകൈപ്പനരഞ്ചി kaippanaranci • Marathiगुडमी gudmi • Odiaନାହାଲ୍ବେଲି nahal-beliନାହାଲ୍ଗୁଲି nahal-guli • Tamilசன்னத்துருக்குவேம்பு canna-t-turuk-ku-vempuசெவ்வத்தை cevvattai • Teluguచేదు బీర chedu biraహనుమంత బీర hanumantha biraపొట్టు వేప pottu vepaపురుదొండ purudondaరణ బేరి rana beriరణ బిళ్ళ rana billaతవిటి tavitiతురక వేప turaka-vepa • Tuluಸಿರುಗೋಲಿ sirugoli 
botanical namesCipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq. … synonymsMelia baccifera Roth • Cipadessa fruticosa Blume … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
April 22, 2011 … Sutagatti, Karnataka 

A plant on hills near Pune city for ID.


Cipadessa baccifera (Meliaceae) page 294 of his book: Further flowers of Sahyadri

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Cat and the plant for ID – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)

I think this is a Rauwolfia plant in fruiting phase.
Would appreciate the ID.
Observed in Oct 05 near Pune


One more picture with leaves.


Not Rauwolfia for sure!!!


The caterpillar is of Atlas Moth 🙂


I think this represents Cipadessa baccifera of Meliaceae. I know all indian species of Rauvolfia and none of them having such leaves (compound leaves). 
Hope this may provide you some clue.

 

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SK1676 28 Dec 2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Dolalghat, Kabhrepalanchowk
Date: 26 December  2018
Elevation: 646 m.

Habit : Wild


Cipadessa baccifera 


Thank you …! Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq.
Nepali Name : पैरेती Pairetee / असारे Asaare / बुगाइनो  Bugaaino / काली गेडी Kaalee Gedee / खटिरे Khatire / मास गेडा Maas Gedaa 

 

SK896 17 DEC-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Zero Kilo, Panchkhal, Nepal
Date : 16 December 2017
Elevation : 2700 ft.

Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq.


 

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Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq. : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)- 2 mb and 4 mb.
Location:  Ranimahal, Palpa
Date: 25 September 2019
Elevation:453 m.
Habit : Wild


Attachments (1)- 5 mb. 


Attachments (1)- 6 mb. 


 

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Id-Satkosia-Odisa 2 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Id pl tree from Satkosia-Odisa in Oct 19.

Cipadessa baccifera


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