Loeseneriella arnottiana (Wight) A.C. Sm., J. Arnold Arbor. 26(2): 174 1945. (Syn: Hippocratea arnottiana Wight);
India: Western Ghats. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Sri Lanka as per BSI Flora of India;


id of the tree : Attachments (3).  9 posts by 7 authors.
id pl. of the small tree in the wild near Tamhini in Pune distt.

… other than leaves, are those the fruits of the plant ?

First thought …. Shorea species?

Reissantia indica (Hippocrateaceae / Celastraceae), a woody climber.

Isn’t it Reissantia arnottiana with the larger leaves and longer samaras. I feel we need flower to confirm. But I think, R.indica the leaves are smaller.

You may be right … But in R. grahamii (i am not aware of the sp R. arnottiana !), the leaves are broad with obtuse base and entire margin. Since the posted specimen has (comparatively) smaller leaves with cuneate base and serrulate margin, i think it is R. indica only.
Let’s hear from others too.

I am very sorry … H. arnotiana and H indica are mentioned close to each other with few distinguishing characters in Gamble.
One more reason why I think it is L. arnottiana is that L. indica is distributed in the drier, arid part ie. in the eastern side of the the Western Ghats and L. arnottiana is in the western part of the Western Ghats.
Ref. Flowering plants of Kerala (pp175) and Flora of presidency of Madrass (I-213)
Thank you … for pointing out the mistake.


Loeseneriella arnottiana (Wight) A.C. Sm. : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Loeseneriella arnottiana (Wight) A.C. Sm.(= Hippocratea arnottiana Wt.), Fam: Celastraceae

Kukkae subramanya, Karnataka
Climbing shrub with hooks.Wild in dry slopes.
Altitude 250m, fruiting, vegetative twigs resembles Salacia spp

Happy to see it. The correct application of the generic name is still under considerable research.


ID KANNUR 45 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 MB.
Please identify this large climber from Kannur District of Kerala.

Loeseneriella arnottiana


Please help me with maaderi balli OR madheri balli, name given for Loeseneriella arnottiana in Kannada.
Could it be
1) ಮಾಡೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ / ಮಾಢೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ / ಮಾದೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ / ಮಾಧೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ
there could be other permutation / combinations.
Knowing the valid spelling will help.
Name for Reissantia indica syn. of Pristimera indica
is based on name of
dodda maderi balli … that is, larger loeseneriella, due to its close resemblance with Loeseneriella arnottiana .

For me it looks ಮಾದೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ  is correct. Can you please provide the link(s) wherein these names have been mentioned so that I can check again.


ID Kannur 110821: 1 high res. image.
Please identify this climber from Kannur district of Kerala. No flowers are seen. Stem is hard, leaves coriaceous. Morphological details lead to Salacia, but not sure. 11/08/21

Reissantia indica

I think it looks different from the images at Reissantia indica
Pl. check images at Loeseneriella arnottiana

I go for Loeseneriella arnottiana

… is correct

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