Loeseneriella africana var. obtusifolia (Roxb.) N.Hallé (India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China: India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand as per POWO)


Loeseneriella arnottiana (Wight) A.C. Sm.



In Flora of India Vol-5. (with keys) (Eds.-N.P.Singh, J.N.Vohra, P.K.Hajra and D.K. Singh; published by Botanical Survey of India) the account of Indian Hippocrateaceae (included in Celastraceae in eFI) is written by K. Ramamurthy and B.D.Naithani.

As per this document Ramamurthy & Naithani (2000) following species of Loeseneriella occur in India (with distribution):

Loeseneriella andamanica (King) Naithani & Sas Biswas (India: Andaman Islands. Endemic)
L. arnottiana (Wight) A.C.Smith (India: Western Ghats. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Sri Lanka)
L. bourdillonii (Gamble) Raju (India : Western Ghats, in forests up to 100 m. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala)
L. cumingii (M.Lawson) Ding Hou [line diagram given] (India : Scarce in littoral forests at sea level. Nicobar Islands; Malay peninsula, Sumatra and Philippines)
L. obtusifolia (Roxb.) A.C. Smith [line diagram given] (India : Deccan Plateau, in dry forests at ca 100 m. Western Ghats. Assam, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Rare; Myanmar, Malesia, China (Tropical) and Australia)
L. parkinsonii (T. Chakrab. & Gang.) B.D. Naithani & Sas Biswas [line diagram given] (India : South Andaman Islands. Endemic)
L. pauciflora (DC.) A.C. Smith (India: West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Andaman Islands; Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malesia and New Guinea)
L. serrata (Griffith) A.C. Smith (India : Assam and Nicobar Islands; Central Myanmar) 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Loeseneriella bourdillonii (Gamble) Raju              Shrub Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests Fl. India Vol 5, 2000 Kanniyakumari
Loeseneriella obtusifolia (Roxb.) A. C. Smith Shrub Plains to Low Altitude Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 All Districts



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Loeseneriella ovata Hippocratea ovata Celastraceae Oval-Leaved Hippocratea



Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)- Details-
Loeseneriella obtusifolia (ROXB.) A.C.SMITH


1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett Loeseneriella bourdillonii (Gamble) Raju- I- Kerala


Fibres By Brink, M. & Achigan-Dako, E.G. (2012)- Details-
Loeseneriella africana (Willd.) R. Wilczek ex N. Hallé is a synonym of Loeseneriella africana (Willd.) R.Wilczek


Flora of Palghat District, including Silent Valley National Park, Kerala by E. Vajravelu Botanical Survey of India, 1990 – Nature646 pages (LOESENERIELLA A.C. Sm. la. Petals triangular lanceolate : 2a. Petals orbicular … L.arnolliana 1
1. Loeseneriella arnottiana (Wight) A.C. Sm. in J. Arnold Arbor. 16 : 174. …)


Flora of Maharashtra State, Volume 2 by B. D. Sharma, Saravanam Karthikeyan, N. P. Singh, Botanical Survey of India LOESENERIELLA A. C. Sm. Loeseneriella ovata (Lam.) Almeida, Fl. Mah. 1: 245. 1996. Hippocratea ovata


Celastraceae Fortnight- Loeseneriella :  1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Loeseneriella

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 databases/ books.

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.

Any comments are welcome

I have added the list of Indian species of Loeseneriella as per Flora of India vol-5.

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