Burkina Faso, Mali, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad (Tibesti),
Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Socotra, Angola, Caprivi Strip, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga), Uganda, Kenya,
Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Mauritania, Madagascar, S-Algeria (Hoggar, etc.),
India (NW-India, Mysore), Sri Lanka, Pakistan (Karachi, Sind, Baluchistan),
Egypt (Desert Oases, SE-Egypt), Israel (Rift Valley), Qatar, Oman (Dhofar),
Saudi Arabia (Hejaz, Asir), Yemen (SW-Yemen, Tihama, W-Yemen), Andamans (South
Andamans), Myanmar [Burma] (Mandalay)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Gondni, Gundi, Grey leaved saucerberry; 
N. Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, India, Sri-Lanka as per Flora of Pakistan (The species is found in dry areas up to 300 m. Sometimes also grown in gardens or self sown.)

Here is a key for distinguishing the species
1. Corolla white……………………………………………..2

2. Fruiting calyx not ribbed………………………………3
3. Filament hairy at base; Fruit up to 2.5 cm………..
C. dichotoma
3. Filament glabrous; Fruit up to 1.2 cm long……….C. sinensis
2. Fruiting calyx ribbed …………………………………….C. domestica

1. Corolla orange………………………………………………4
4. Leaves rough; Ripe fruit white…………………………C. Sebestena

4. Leaves not rough; Ripe fruit brown…………………..C. subcordata   

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Could this be “Cordia gharaf” — (Boraginaceae family). Photographed at Galana fort near Dhulia. (Pl validate).
Have a look at this link too…
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=91875&flora_id=5


yes look like Cordia gharaf (hindi name-Gundi)


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ID28052010phk2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Id please
A cordia spp.
Small sized tree, Fruits edible
Not local spp. planted by someone
Today (28.5.2010) at kanakeshwar foothill


it could be Cordia gharaf


i would go with … it is C. gharaf.


This is Cordia gharaf indeed I am adding a description along with Illustration from e-flora of Pakistan.

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For ID 120911 NS2:  This small tree with bright orange coloured fruits was photograhed in Pune, in March 2011.
I couldn’t locate any flowers on the tree but only these fruits.

Habit- Small tree
Height- about 8-9 Feet.
Habitat- Planted
Location- FC road, Pune (on the bylane) .
Date- 15th march 2011.

Cordia gharaf, Gondan in Marathi. Fruits contain ‘gond’ a sticky substance earlier used by piercing the fruit as a capsule of gum.


I guess Cordia sinensis Lamk. is a correct name for C. gharaf.


Yes, I agree with … that Cordia sinensis Lamk. of Boraginaceae family is the correct name and C. gharaf is now a synonym.


It certainly is Cordia sinensis/ Grey-leaved cordia.


loved seeing the bright ripe fruits… it is called ગુંદી  Gundi in gujarati, my book on gujarat forest flora says it flowers in october-november…
may be the same timetable in puna? 

Cordia gharaf :: Pune: I observed this shrubyy tree about 6 meters in height.
Stems multiple thin about 6 inches in diameter.
Leaves oblanceolate; subopposite. 7-10 cm x 2-3cm. rough. Infested by disease.
Flowers in cymes white maturing to yellow brown.
Sepals united ; petals 4-5. Fruits with persistent calyx.
I think this is Cordia gharaf as per the location on F.C. Road informed byfrom Pune
Please validate

Cordia sinensis Lam. is the currently accepted name (ref: ars-grin & The Plant list)


Boraginaceae Week: Cordia gharaf: Cordia gharaf
Gondani; Gundi. गोंदणी, गुंडी .

Small tree .
Leaves oblanceolate to oblong.subopposite. basal pair of nerves not opposite.
Fruits scarlet/orange.

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?424384

It says its synonym of cordia sinensis in GRIN.
I also see the name Gerascanthus gharaf
Which is correct?


I am also having the same query.
Both the plants look very similar including the fruits though I don’t have any pictures of the fruits. I have referred to BSI Flora of Mah. It doesn’t mention about this synonymy.


theplantlist.org says, ‘Cordia gharaf Ehrenb. ex Asch.is a synonym of Cordia sinensis Lam.
It also says that there are no accepted names in the Genus Cordia!


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efloraindia: 041111 BRS114: Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Date and Location: 29.10.2011, NBNP Garden.

Place: Anaikatti (640 MSL) Coimbatore Dist.,
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree
Fruiting was noticed during October, 2011.


Cordia gharaf गोंदण 


Location: NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore (640 MSL) Fruits (Oct. 2011)


Request Tree ID 098 – Lalbagh, Bangalore – RA:  I think this one is Cordia gharaf

… this is gundi ? as opposed to gunda (c.dichotoma)
i was trying to think of its name…


Cordia gharaf



Boraginaceae Week :: Cordia sinensis, Lam. <=> Saucerberry Tree:   Gondni is a small tree or shrub, growing up to 9 m tall. Leaves are 6-10.5 x 2-4 cm, elliptic-oblong to inverted-lanceshaped, with slightly wavu margins, leathery. Sepal cup is 3.5 mm long, tubular-bell-shaped, velvety, shallowly lobed; lobes obtuse. Flower tube is. 5 mm long, white, with petals turned back. Stamen filaments are about 1.8 mm long, anthers are about 1 mm long. Drupe is 1.1 cm long, ovoid, reddish-brown, longitudinally striate.

Gondni is found in N. Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, India and Sri-Lanka.
Flowering: April-June.
Reference: Flowers of india



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Boraginaceae Week :: Cordia for ID : Oman : 050612 : AK-1: Cordia species seen in Muscat, Oman on the 24th of May,12.

Fruits smaller, leaves also much smaller than Cordia dichotoma.
Have yet to see the flowers.
Each time I visit this tree, only fruits seen by me.
Cordia gharaf?


Kindly confirm if this is Cordia gharaf.


I just check
this is Cordia gharaf


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Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore, Cordia sinensis, Lam. <=> Saucerberry Tree – RA:

Gondni is a small tree or shrub, growing up to 9 m tall. Leaves are 6-10.5 x 2-4 cm, elliptic-oblong to inverted-lanceshaped, with slightly wavu margins, leathery. Sepal cup is 3.5 mm long, tubular-bell-shaped, velvety, shallowly lobed; lobes obtuse. Flower tube is. 5 mm long, white, with petals turned back. Stamen filaments are about 1.8 mm long, anthers are about 1 mm long. Drupe is 1.1 cm long, ovoid, reddish-brown, longitudinally striate.
Gondni is found in N. Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, India and Sri-Lanka.
Flowering: April-June.
All links in the link:
I missed the flowering in the last two years, as its is only for two weeks.
I thought I had to wait one more year, I saw one bunch come from nowhere few weeks back,
which complete this trees collection


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Gerascanthus gharaf : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Flowers of Gerascanthus gharaf Syn. Cordia gharaf
Common name: Gondni
At Alibag, Maharashtra
4 March, 2014


Very good … Is that the new name??


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Und : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
This is medium size tree. Pls help for identification.


Seems to be Cordia gharaf


 

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Fruit for Id-ID03012018SH1 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Fruit for Id pl.
Location – Rajkot (Gujarat)

Date – July 2016


Cordia sinensis Lam. [Boraginaceae].

Cordia sps. for sure.


Thanks …
Is Cordia sinensis and Scarlet cordia- (the one which bears bright orange flowers)- same ?


No, they are different.  Pl. see 


 
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