Tabernaemontana litoralis Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 228 1819. (Syn: Echites bignoniiflorus Schltdl.; Odontostigma galeottianum A.Rich.; Peschiera litoralis (Kunth) Miers; Stemmadenia bella Miers; Stemmadenia bignoniiflora (Schltdl.) Miers; Stemmadenia galeottiana (A.Rich.) Miers; Stemmadenia greenmanii Woodson; Stemmadenia insignis Miers; Stemmadenia litoralis (Kunth) L.Allorge; Stemmadenia macrophylla Greenm.; Tabernaemontana laurifolia Schott ex Miers);
Mexico to W. Colombia: Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá as per POWO;
010309 GI Request id: 3 images.
Request id for this tree photographed last month (1.3.09) growing inside the campus at the foothills of Velliangiri hills, Coimbatore. Flowers were high up and hence close shots were not possible with my camera.
I believe it is Tabernaemontana divaricata, “Pinwheel Jasmine”, in the Apocynaceae.
Doesn’t match google image pics of Tabernaemontana divaricata, “Pinwheel Jasmine, but I may be wrong.
I looked up Tabernaemontana divaricata at the Flowers of India site
Tabernaemontana gamblei Subraman. & A.N.Henry ??
Tabernimontana alternifolia ????
Looks different from images at Tabernaemontana alternifolia L.
Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Apocynaceae
Belongs to the family Apocynaceae.
Appears close to images at Chonemorpha fragrans (Moon) Alston
It doesn’t look like Chonemorpha fragrans, at least the fruits are different.
Further it was mentioned that it is a tall tree, but not sure whether the person who posted the pictures was confused with the flowers of liana over a tree or not!
Not Beaumontia jerdoniana as well.
Based on the fruit it is not Chonemorpha fragrans;
to it looks closer to Stemmasenia littoralis or other species of Stemmadenia, it looks like Tabernemontana flower, fruit also looks similar
Is there any chance for Tabernaemontana gamblei Subram. & Henry?
I too think that this could be species of Stemmasenia