Glochidion sphaerogynum (Müll.Arg.) Kurz, Forest Fl. Burma 2: 346 1877. (Syn: Diasperus sphaerogynus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze; Glochidion fagifolium (Müll. Arg.) Hook. f.; Phyllanthus sphaerogynus Müll.Arg.;                         Glochidion fagifolium (Müller Argoviensis) Miquel ex Beddome; P. fagifolius Müller Argoviensis.); 
 

 
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MS April, 2018/01 Glochidion lanceolarium ? for confirmation/Id : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Mualpheng, Mizoram

Date : 05-09-2008
Habit : Small to medium-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Thing-pawn-chhia

In Glochidion lanceolarium the ovary and fruits are 5-8-locular and the latter 1.5-3 cm in diam.  And the styles will be columnar or conical, connate at base.

In this case the capsules are 5-locular, each locule further bilobulate.  They do not seem to be as large i.e. 15-30 mm in diam.  Note the styles, they are subglogose and button-like. Hence in my opinion this is a good example of Glochidion sphaerogynum (Mull.Arg.) Kurz

Thanks, …, In that case id at Photo for Id 230610KK01 may not be correct. Pl. look into it.


The subglobose, knob-like fused style (image posted by ….) in this particular group of species  is found only in Glochidion sphaerogynum (Müll.Arg.) Kurz.

The link provided by …. leads on to another image posted by … in 2010. There we have low resolution image of another Glochidion species having multilocular capsular fruits as found in G. lanceolarium, G. coccineum and G. multiloculare. The characters of the styles are not clear nor do we have the size of the fruits.  The characters of the leaves are also not clear.  In view of this, I am unable to suggest a definite identity of this image.

MS July, 2020/04 Glochidion sp. for Id : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Date : 10-04-1998
Habit : Small to middle-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Dawndung


Thanks, …, Any other image ? 

Sorry ! Not available sir.


Please note here that the leaves are curling upwards. Whey dry, they will fully roll upwards from the sides.  This is a very clear character of Ghochidion sphaerogynum (Mull.Arg) Kurz of North-east India, Bhutan, ?Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Thank you very much … This tree was also identified as G.sphaerogynum at FRI, Dehra Dun.


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