Bhoma’ ‘भोमा’ In Marathi; 

Trees, to 10 m high; branchlets tawny or grey-tomentellous to sparsely puberulous. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules lateral; petiole 2-5 mm, slender, puberulous; lamina 7-13 x 1.5-6.5 cm, oblong, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, oblong-lanceolate, oblong-ovate or subfalcate, base oblique, apex acuminate, glabrous above, sparsely pilose on major nerves beneath, margin entire, coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellow; male flowers: in many flowered axillary clusters; pedicels 3-8 mm long, densely tomentose; tepals 3+3, 3-4 x 0.8-15 mm, lanceolate or oblanceolate, puberulous; stamens 3-4, connate by their connectives in a coloumn; connectives produced; female flowers: in few flowered axillary clusters; sessile; perianth 1.2-3 x 1.5-3.5 mm, tomentellous to glabrescent, irregularly 4-6 teethed; ovary superior, subglobose, ca.1 mm across, 4-6 locular, ovules 2 in each cell, tomentellous to glabrous; styles 4-6, usually connate into subglobose or discoid mass, often with minute projection at the corners, sometimes free or connate only at base. Fruit a capsule 2-5 x 6-12 mm, 4-6 locular, depressed, deeply lobed with the lobes bilobulate, puberulous to glabrous; pedicels absent, to 4 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: November-April
Evergreen forests
Peninsular India 


This tree is from Panchmari of Satpura Tiger Reserve.
Photographed on 24-8-09
I think it is Glochdion johnstonei
Family Euphorbiaceae
Experts please confirm the ID

Yes, It is Gochidion johnstonii

Sorry for wrongly spelt johnstonei as johnstonii. The correct name is Glochidion hohenackeri (Muell.-Arg.) Bedd. var johnstonei (Hook.f.) T. Chakrab. & Gangop.

‘Glochidion hohenackeri ‘ is called ‘Bhoma’ ‘भोमा’ in Marathi.


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