Nair &
Nayar (1997) in Flora of India Vol-4
have mentioned presence of following
species of Clausena in India-

  1. Clausena
    (Willd.) Hook.f. ex Benth. [vars. anisata, var. paucijuga]
  2. C.
    Stone & K.K.N. Nair [line diagram given]
  3. C. excavata Burm.f.
  4. C. heptaphylla
    (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
  5. C. indica
    (Dalzell) Oliv.
  6. C. kanpurensis
    J.F. Molino
  7. C. lansium
    (Lour.) Skeels

In addition to above 7 species the 8th species is:

      8.  C. wallichii
Oliv. which is based on the presence of a herbarium specimen at Kew, collected from Mizoram, India: 


Nair, K.N. & Nayar, M.P. 1997. Rutaceae. In; Hajra, P.K., Nair,
V.J. & Daniel, P. (Eds.) Flora of India vol-4 Malpighiaceae-
Dechapetalaceae. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. pp. 259-408.

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

austro – indica
B. C. Stone
Shrub Western Ghats,
Matthew, 1999 Dindigul,
Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Clausena dentata (Willd.) M. Roem = Clausena anisata Small
Tree or Big Shrub
to Low Altitude
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Clausena indica (Dalz.) Oliver  Small
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Theni
Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels  Small
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of China


  • Clausena anisata (Willd.) J.Hk. ex Benth.
  • Clausena austroindica Stone & Nair
  • Clausena indica (Dalz.) Oliver


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    Clausena6 posts by 2 authors.
    I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Clausena 

    Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

    Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

    If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

    Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

    Please refer to the Flora of India Vol4 : 259-408. 1997 for a detailed taxonomic account on Rutacaeae, and page 320-330 for account on Clausena in the same volume. Rutaceae for the Flora of India was revised by me (K N Nair) and my teacher Dr MP Nayar. Seven species of Clausena are reported to occur in India.

    I have added the list of Indian species based on Flora of India vol-4 and one specimen housed at Kew (link given).

    The species was erroneously known as C. pentaphylla and the situation was rectified by J.F. Molino in 1994 when he provided a new name to it as C. kanpurensis Molino.



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