Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 75: 708 1928. (syn. Glycosmis nitida Wight & Arn.; Glycosmis rupestris Ridl.; Glycosmis triphylla Wight;                                       (=) Glycosmis pentaphylla auct. pl.; (≡) Limonia mauritiana Lam. (basionym); (=) Limonia pentaphylla auct.);
Common name: Orangeberry, Ash sheora, Rum Berry, Gin Berry • Kannada: guroda gida, guruvaade, jangama, kumana paanu,
maanikya beeja, mankali • Malayalam: Kurumpannal,
Panal, Panchi  



Rutaceae week: Glycosmis mauritiana at Bhairavgad, Maharashtra: Came across this Shrub on the way to Bhairavgad from Helwak, Maharashtra. Fruits (berries) were pinkish and greenish.
Bot. name: Glycosmis mauritiana
Family: Rutaceae



Unknown fruiting Shrub Chennai outskirts GE04102014-2 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Seen in Chennai outskirts in the wild,

small Unarmed shrub about 4 feet; with quite woody stem so may have been cut down;
Leaflets are entire , stiffly leathery in an alternate arrangement…. not sure if its a compound leaf. Veins pinnate obscure
Bunch of 5 or 6 fruits in the main axil, each Fruit is less than 1 cm long, globose with a small point on end. Fruiting in August.
Please help ID this …. Thanks

This shrub is Glycosmis mauritiana of Rutaceae. ‘கொஞ்சி’ in Tamil

Thanks for the id. As discussed in earlier the species pentaphylla and mauritiana are very close. I saw only the fruiting plant, based only on sizes of leaf and fruit, it seems mauritiana is the species.

yes it is Glycosmis mauritiana



190717BHAR3 : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Found in Vandalur -Perungalathur Mountain forest
Taken in Chennai Tamil Nadu.
Its a reserved forest.   

Feel it could be Glycosmis pentaphylla

Of course, Glycosmis…..but not pentaphylla. May be: Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka

Glycosmis mauritiana from Rutaceae; fruits are edible.

Looks like Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka [Rutaceae]; please see K N Nair & M P  Nayar in P K Hajra et al., Flora of India 4: 340-343.1997].


MS/may/2020/1 – ID of the bush : Glycosmis pentaphylla: : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please Id the bush.

Photographs taken in Chennai recently.  
Do the leaves have lemon smell ?
Wild plant in waste lands.

I think this may be Glycosmis mauritiana as per images, references and details herein. 

I shall be thankful if you could kindly pinpoint the key differences between G.pentaphylla and G.mauritiana. 

Pl. check references at Glycosmis mauritiana and Glycosmis pentaphylla

Thanks … Some how the differentiation is difficult.

Yes it’s Glycosmis mauritania.


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