In Flora of India Vol-4 MALPIGHIACACEAE-
Hajra, V.J. Nair & P. Daniel (1997) account of Rutaceae is written by K.N.
Nair & M.P. Nayar.
In this
document (Nair & Nayar, 1997)
published by BSI, following species of Glycosmis are described from India-

  1. Glycosmis
    Lindl. ex Wight & Arn. [line diagram given]
  2. G. boreana
    Narayanaswami ex Tanaka
  3. G. cyanocarpa
    (Blume) Sprengel [var. simplicifolia; var. linearifolia; var. fuscescens; var.
  4. G. macrocarpa
    Wight [line diagram given]
  5. G. mauritiana
    (Lam.) Tanaka [var. angustifolia, line diagram given; var. mauritiana, line
    diagram given; var. andamenensis; var. insularis]
  6. G. pentaphylla
    (Retz.) DC. [var. pentaphylla; var. linearifoliola]
  7. G. pilosa
    Narayanaswami [line diagram given]
  8. G. singuliflora Kurz                                                                                                                                       

In addition to
above eight species, one more is known from India which is described after
publication of Flora of India Vol

       9.  G.
Murugan & Maickam [described in 2005 from Western Ghats of
India and reported as endemic]
Glycosmis macrocarpa is mentioned as ‘Rare’ in Red Data Book of Indian Plants 3: 234 (Nayar & Sastry, 1990).



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name
Lindl.ex Wight & Arn.
Shrub Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Narayanaswami, 1941
Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli
Glycosmis cyanocarpa (Blume) Spreng. var. cymosa Kurz Shrub
or small Tree
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar
Glycosmis macrocarpa Wight Shrub Western
Ghats,  Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tanaka  Shrub Plains  Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC. Shrub
or Small Tree
Deciduous to Moist Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, 
Theni,  Tirunelveli,
Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Kula pannai




Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Glycosmis mauritiana Limonia mauritiana, Rutaceae Orangeberry
Glycosmis pentaphylla Glycosmis arborea Rutaceae Ban Nimbu

 (syn. Glycosmis cyanocarpa (Blume) Sprengel var. cymosa Kurz; G.
(Kurz) J. Narayanaswami ex Tanaka (1941))
Medicinal Plants in Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (2002)- Details-
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach By Kumudranjan Naskar (1993)- Details with keys
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett
Glycosmis macrocarpa Wt. – Rare- Karela & Tamilnadu

Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003)- Details with keys

Glycosmis cymosa (Kurz) V.Naray. is a synonym of Glycosmis cyanocarpa var. cymosa Kurz

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2002)- Details-

Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)- Details with keys
Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar– Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages
Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) Corr. var. insularis (Kurz.) Narayanaswamy : Small tree; Andaman Islands & Great Nicobarislands.
Glycosmis pilosa Narayanaswamy : Shrub; Andaman islands; Great Nicobar islands. …

Glycosmis : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Glycosmis

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

I have added list of Indian species of Glycosmis based on Flora of India vol-4.

Thanks a lot, … Other links seems to be in concurrance with this.


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