Elaeodendron glaucum (Rottb.) Pers., Syn. pl. 1:241. 1805 (syn. (≡) Cassine glauca (Rottb.) Kuntze; (≡) Mangifera glauca Rottb. (basionym) ?;
 
The names Elaeodendron and Cassine have been confused for centuries. However, my own research and DNA analysis proved that this plant is Elaeodendron. The genus Cassine with only 3 species, occur in South Africa and looks very different, both in flowers and fruit from Elaeodendron. 
 
 

 

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This plant is a small tree/ shrub common in dry hill forests, I could not find out the flowers or fruits, hence it is very difficult for me to identify the plant, if any one can, please help me in identification, leaves leathery, very thick, margin (spinulose), serrature are as sharp as spines,


It may be Elaeodendron glaucum (= Cassine glauca) of Celastraceae.


 

 
  
 
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