Gymnosporia rothiana (Walp.) Wight & Arn. ex M. A. Lawson, J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 1:620. 1875 (Syn. Catha rothiana Walp.; Maytenus rothiana (Walp.) Lobr.-Callen);
Gymnosporia wightiana (Babu) R.S. Rao (syn: Catha rothiana (Laws.) Walp.; Celastrus rothianus (Laws.) Wight & Arn.; Gymnosporia rothiana M. Laws.; Maytenus rothiana (Laws.) Lobreau-Callen (ambiguous synonym); Maytenus rothiana (Laws.) S.S.R. Bennet & K.C. Sahni (ambiguous synonym); Maytenus rothiana (Walp.) T.P. Ramamoorthy (ambiguous synonym); Maytenus wightiana Babu) as per Catalogue of Life;
India (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka) as per Catalogue of Life;
Roth’s Spike Thorn • Marathi: Lokhandi, Makar khana, Lechi;
Flora of Davanagere District: Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Keys- Maytenus emarginata & rothiana & Description) (Maytenus rothiana (Walpers) Lobr.-Callen with Catha rothiana Walp., Celastrus serrulatus Roth & Gymnosporia rothiana (Walp.) Lawson as syn.)
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By Thammineni Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002. Keys- Maytenus (now Gymnosporia) rothiana, emarginata (syn. montana), kurzii, hookeri, heyneana, rufa & bailadillana & Description)
This is Mammea suriga locally called Surji / Surangi.
this is Maytenus rothiana, flowers in monsoon at Matheran.
I second …
I stand corrected. Fair enough.
This is Maytenus rothiana locally called Yenkli.
Small shrub for ID : 08012013 : RV 2: Plz help to id another small shrub in Sagar Upavan, Mumbai…..picture taken today……alternate leaves…..about 2″ long thorns…both thorns & leaves stalk have pink color.
This is Maytenus rothiana [Yenkli]. My photographs of this are available at this link
Maytenus rothiana: Fruiting of Maytenus rothiana
Marathi name yenkli
Today at Phansad WLS
Maytenus sp for ID– PKA1- 26022013: Seen this large shrub in Fruiting stage at Dhakoba region.
Affirmative. This is Yenkli [Maytenus rothiana]. My photographs of this are available at this link
Nilgiris: straggler for identification 140713MK01 : Attachments (8). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me in identifying the plant. I think it is a small tree, but the field character shows that it to be a liane.
Leaf size does not exceed 12 cm long; flowers are 0.5cm; non-fragrant
Date: 22 June 2013
Place: Kotagiri, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2090 m asl
Id this fruits : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Id this fruits clicked in evergreen forest in Bhimashankar wls some of them were too red in color
26 dec 2013
… most possibly Gymnosporia rothiana (Celastraceae).
2 posts by 2 authors.
Gymnosporia rothiana M.A.Lawson
at Matheran on 19 FEB 11
at Tableland, Panchagani on 24 AUG 10
near Lion’s Point off Lonavala on 03 JUL 10
2 posts by 2 authors.
Gymnosporia rothiana M.A.Law
at Amboli on 27 DEC 11
at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary on 05 NOV 11
Celastraceae fortnight :: Gymnosporia rothiana at Lohagad :: PKA4 : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Came across this Shrub on the way to Lohagad Fort (Lonavala region).
Bot. name: Gymnosporia rothiana
Date/Time: 20-06-2010 / 07:25AM
Location: on the way to Lohagad Fort (Lonavala region)
Plant Habit: Shrub, around 3 m high with long thorns
Celastraceae fortnight :: Gymnosporia rothiana near Lion’s Point :: DV10 : 5 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.
near Lion’s Point off Lonavala on 18 JUN 09
Yeah. Wonderful. Please check the current name.
Many thanks …
Many places Gymnosporia is treated as synonym of Maytenus; but one comment from Dr Archer in … post is worth heeding:
I confirmed this with Ms Jordaan, the authority on the genus Gymnosporia. This is definitely a good species but it should be listed as Gymnosporia puberula M.A.Lawson. It looks very different from Gymnosporia senegalensis. According to a number of studies it is now very clear there is no species of Maytenus in India or anywhere else but South America.
Celastraceae fortnight :: Maytenus rothiana at Peb matheran region :: PKA8: : Attachments (8). 4 posts by 4 authors.
We had discussed this plant earlier in our group. This shrub was seen en-route Peb fort.
Date/Time: 17-06-2012 / 03:20PM
Location: En route Peb fort, Matheran Region, Maharashtra
Plant Habit: Shrub
Flowers were small in size, somewhat greenish in colour, seen in cluster.
Lovely pictures …
Yes it is
Celastraceae and Sapindaceae Fortnight: Celastraceae – Maytenus rothiana from Sagar Upvan, Mumbai :: ARK-02 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3). Attached are pictures of Maytenus rothiana
from Sagar Upvan, Mumbai captured in February 2013.
Celastraceae fortnight :: Maytenus rothiana. Mavl Near Pune SMP3 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Celastraceae fortnight :: Gymnosporia rothiana?? at Khandala :: PKA1 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
Came across this Shrub / Tree almost 2 to 3 m high at Khandala. I think this one is Gymnosporia rothiana.. Please validate..
Perhaps Gymnosporia rothiana.
To me it is Gymnosporia rothiana, syn. Maytenus rothiana
I agree with …
Fwd: [efloraofindia:177942] ID please RF 2 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Called Hiradi in Thane
Maytenus wallichiana ( Spreng.ex Wight & Arn. ) D.C.S.Raju & Babu. (=Gymnosporia wallichiana) – celastraceae shrub
It may be a Gymnosporia species.
it is Maytenus sps.. most probably M. heyneana; also check with M. puberula.
Maytenus puberula is unarmed.
Maytenus heyneana (Gymnosporia heyneana) seems different from M. rothiana (Gymnosporia rothiana) as per the following:
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By Thammineni Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002. Keys) &
The Plant List:
According to your references it does seem to be different.
I was going by Dr Almeida’s Fl of Mah in which Maytenus heyneana (Roth) has M. rothiana listed as a synonym. The plant described is what I have always known as M. rothiana, common in Maharashtra. Then I looked it up and assumed it must be the same plant.
In BSI fl of Mah there is no Maytenus heyneana. The plant in question was photographed in Maharashtra.
Gymnosphoria rothiana—for sharing and validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Pics of Roths Spike Thorn fruits taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in dec12.
Yes. hundred percent. Just see whether there is any name change.
Id plz SR01 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4).
can anyone help me id this plant
Pic Taken Sindhudurg MH , jUNE 2014
It is Gymnosporia sp., I hope some regional experts will confirm
Yes looks like Maytenus sp. only
Thank u for helping me ..giving clue for id .yeah this is Maytenus rothiana.. Celastraceae
found from Flowers of India & confirmed from Sawantwadi flora
Very good close ups. I remember observing this on way to Amboli from Kolhapur side some 10 km before reaching Amboli in the month of May
Very beautiful clicks … We have one species here in our area, still to find in flowers..
ANJAN06/06 Maytenus rothiana : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (11).
Date: 28th December 2014
Place: Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Reference:- 1) florakarnataka.JPG
ANDEC103 Shrub for identification : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Maytenus rothiana, I think
The characters of flower are not very clear. Still I feel the plant is Gymnosporia sp., may be G. rothiana. But the details of flowers and fruits are to be checked and species has to be confirmed.
Yes as the experts have said the plant now looks like Maytenus (Gymnosporia) to me
Gymnosporia rothiana—–for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Maytenus rothiana (fr. Matheran) : VG-MAY-03 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Sharing some images of the spinose shrub Maytenus rothiana [Celastraceae] in fruit.
Observed on the 24th of April, 2016 in Matheran (courtesy of …).
Thanks, …, for the beautiful close ups.
Now called Gymnosporia rothiana
Flora of Kaiga_for ID 08062016 PK1 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2)
Pl see Attached 2 pic for ID. from Kaiga, Kaiga Uttarakannada Western Ghats.
Date/Time-:05/06/2016 – 10:30,
Appears to be a Euphorbiaceae member?
Could be a Celastraceae member.
It might be Gymnosporia rothiana. The leaf in the first picture belongs to another plant.
Yes, tend to agree with …
The photos must be saturated and hence the colour I think, but otherwise, the reddish tinge is fine for the plant. I’ve seen the same coloured seeds (photos attached from Agumbe) in Agumbe and Udupi districts. They are more red when the fruit has just dehisched while older dehisched fruits show a duller coloured seed, as per my observation (don’t have photos unfortunately, will make sure to click next time). Attachments (1)
Matheran, MH :: Tree for ID :: ARK2021-004 : 3 images.
Resembles Celastraceae, Could be Gymnosporia,
Available pics on efi point to G. rothiana, even the location matches.
Would be happy to get it validated.
Looks matching with Gymnosporia wightiana (Babu) R. S. Rao !
identification no 301110sn1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups
ID request-PKA180612-PKA2: Seen this Climbing shrub en-route Peb fort. Requesting ID for this.
… strong feeling: Bridelia hamiltoniana … synonym of Bridelia montana.
It was raining heavily, rather it was pouring, almost non stop. I was bit reluctant to take out my camera but could not resist the temptation of photographing this plant. Could manage to take few snaps.
i guess some Maytenus species, family Celastraceae..
this is Maytenus senegalensis of Celastraceae.
I think this is more likely to be Maytenus rothiana because it is flowering now. M. senegalensis typically flowers in oct – nov.
Agree with … observations.
Some of my photographs of the same.
Id please: 2 images.
I saw a plant yesterday (14.2.21), which reminded me similar plant seen on Kokankada near Harishchandra gad in November 2017.
I think this plant is Maytenus rothiana??
Looks close Gymnosporia wightiana (Babu) R. S. Rao !
Yes it is
Lonavala, MH :: Tree for ID :: ARK2021-038: 3 images.
Amboli, MH :: Tree/fruits for ID :: ARK2021-091: 4 images.
It was a thicket and it was not easy to locate the leaves of this tree. The images contain a host of leaves.
Is it possible to ID based on fruits?
It seems to be Gymnosporia rothiana
Oh, thanks …
In that case IMG_5579 could be the leaves?
Thanks so much for the prompt feedback.
Yes, …, you are right about leaves as per images at Gymnosporia rothiana
POWO Catalogue of Life GRIN The Plant List Ver. 1.1 (Maytenus rothiana Lobr.-Callen– Unresolved- with Catha rothiana (Lour.) Walp., Celastrus rothianus Wight & Arn., Celastrus serrulatus Roth, Gymnosporia rothiana M.A.Lawson as synonyms)
Flora of Davanagere District: Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Keys- Maytenus emarginata & rothiana & Description) (Maytenus rothiana (Walpers) Lobr.-Callen with Catha rothiana Walp., Celastrus serrulatus Roth & Gymnosporia rothiana (Walp.) Lawson as syn.) Gymnosporia rothiana – Roth’s Spike Thorn