Native to: Comoros, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Bangladesh, Borneo, Fiji, Hawaii, Jawa, Samoa, Trinidad-Tobago as per POWO;
India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand (I), Java
(I), Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar,
Comores (Mayotte, etc.), Malaysia (I), Fiji (I), Panama (I), Hawaii (I) (Oahu
(I), West Maui (I) (Honokowai Valley (I)), Hawaii Isl. (I) (Hilo) (I)), Burma
(I), Trinidad & Tobago (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Fern Tree, fern leaf tree, soapberry • Tamil: Ningal • Malayalam: Valmurichcha, Neeroli • Telugu: patta kunkudu • Kannada: kaadu hoovarasi, neeroli;
 

Evergreen trees, to 25 m high, bark blackish or reddish-grey, rough; branchlets angular. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 10-23 cm long, articulate, broadly winged, glabrous, swollen at base; leaflets 10-21, opposite or subopposite, sessile; lamina 6-10.5 x 1-3 cm, narrowly elliptic or elliptic-oblong, base acute or oblique, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, wavy, subcoriaceous, glabrous, gland-dotted; lateral nerves many, parallel, close, slender, faint; intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers polygamous, 5-6 mm across, pinkish-white, in axillary panicles; calyx 5 lobed; lobes imbricate, deciduous; petals 5, orbicular, small; disc 5 lobed, tomentose; stamens 5, free, inserted within the disc; filaments subulate; anthers ovate; ovary superior, globose, sessile, ovules solitary, pendulous; style hooked; stigma simple, bilobed. Fruit a drupe, 10-12 mm across, ovoid, purple, shining, apiculate; seed one, oblong. 

Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, also grown as ornamental tree
India and Sri Lanka
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Request Tree ID 0016:  I haven’t seens flowers or fruits in this tree. 13th Main, indiranagar, Bangalore 


Filicium decipiens
Family: Sapindaceae
Japanese Fern Tree
Origin: India,


Filicium decipiens.  The fern tree


I have an image of a giant fern tree from lalbagh. But when I saw a smaller one, got confused.


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efloraindia:Filicium decipiens images:

Sahring the images of Filicium decipiens from Coimbatore.
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree


 

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Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 061213 : AK-8 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors. 

Seen on 25/11/13 at Llbagh.

Is this the Fern Leaf Tree?


It is like Filicium


Thanks … for the id.


I think so


 

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Requesting to please ID this tree captured in Lalbagh, Bangalore in November 2013.


Filicium decipiens 


 

 

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Filicium decipiens

Fern leaf tree.


 

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Attached are pictures of Filicium decipiens from a society garden in Mumbai, October 2012 and Lalbagh in Bangalore captured in November 2013.


 

 

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Tree ID – Kozhikode : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Tree ID please.
At IIM Kozhikode (Kerala)

Filicium decipiens
Family Sapindaceae


Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thw. Syn: Rhus decipiens Wight & Arn.


 

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Identify this tree : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Place: Vizag
Date: Oct 28 2017
Sorry, I captured only one picture. Please identify this tree.


I think close to images at Filicium decipiens
Pl. check.


 

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Tree for Id -ID18112017SH3 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Tree for Id pl.
Location – Botanical Garden,Kolkata

Date – November 2017


May I request you to pl. Post the original image. 


Attachments (1) – 3 Mb.


Filicium decipiens, Fern-leaf Tree


It is Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites ex Hook.f. from Sapindaceae family


Though image is from distance, it looks like Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites


 

Tree for Id -ID18112017SH3 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Tree for Id pl.
Location – Botanical Garden, Kolkata

Date – November 2017


May I request you to pl. Post the original image. 


Attachments (1)- 3 MB. 


Filicium decipiens, Fern-leaf Tree


It is Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites ex Hook.f. from Sapindaceae family

Though image is from distance, it looks like Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites  


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Please Id this plant : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Posting first time on this group.
Please see the attached photo of a plant which I found in a local nursery. I was told its name as ‘Philishiyan’ and was shown this plant as an alternative of palm plants for our garden. But I could not find any information about it on internet using this name. 
Request Id of this plant, scientific name.


Filicium decipiens 

Sapindaceae  

References:

POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flowers of India  Flora of Peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  Biotik  Filicium decipiens (PIER species info)  Plants of Hawaii

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- Description)

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999- Description)

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