Lophopetalum wightianum Arn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 3: 151 1839.;
commonly known as: Wight’s lophopetalum • Coorgi: ಪಾಲ್ಮನಿ palmani • Kannada: ಬಲ್ಬಲೆ balpale, ಬೌರಾಲಪಾಲೆ bauralapale, ಬಿಳಿ ಹಲಸು bili halasu, ಪಾಲ್ಮನಿ palmani • Malayalam: വെങ്കടവം venkatavam, വെങ്കൊട്ട venkotta • Marathi: बल्पले balpale • Tamil: காருக்கா karukka, வெள்ள பலா vella pala, வெள்ளபோலம் vellapolam, வெண்கடவன் venkatavan, வென்கோட்டா venkotta, வெண்குதம் venkutam ;
Native to: c & s Western Ghats (India), Indomalaysia;
¿ lo-foh-PET-al-um ? — from the Greek lophos (crest), and petalon (leaf) … crested petals … Dave’s Botanary
wight-ee-AY-num — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in India … Dave’s Botanary
I THINK IT IS RARE IN FOREST………..:
IT IS TREE
Lophopetalum wightianum (Celastraceae)
I too think that this is Lophopetalum wightianum of Celastraceae family.
for id 301211P1:
Lophopetalum wightianum, I suppose.
Please check Lophopetalum whightianum or species of Salacia of Celastraceae family.
I f you have close up of the flowers it would be helpful for ID. Can you please upload the photographs which are very clear .
It may be Lophopetalum wightianum.
identification no 030112p1:
The pictures are not clear but just a guess
No sir it is not carambola ; the given specimen has simple opposite leaf….
My guess again is Lophopetalum wightianum!
For me also looks like Lophopetalum wightianum. Therefore, I go with …
Names of Plants in India :: Lophopetalum wightianum Arn.: via Species > L > Lophopetalum wightianum Arn. … family: Celastraceae
It is Venkotta and not venkeatta
Many many thanks … Have corrected my notes.
Such mistakes may occur in future ! Why ? because this happens when I have only the Malayalam word available, without the English transcribed word(s). Then I depend on Google’s transliteration to fetch the English (which does not take account of native accent).
… and dear friends, whenever you come across such errors, do please point them to me.
Gorgeous Catch … I can see the typical structure of Celastraceae flowers
what an unusual petal form, and color
Celastraceae fortnight : Lophopetalum wightianum : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Very beautiful indeed…
at Kattalekan on 16 MAR 13
Celastraceae fortnight ::Lophopetalum wightianum Arn. at Kathalekan and Anmode ghat :: PKA10: : : Attachments (11). 4 posts by 4 authors.
This is one of the most interesting tree i had ever seen, Flowers no doubt look beautiful, but the tree look even more beautiful when it is fruiting.
A very good set of photographs
Celastraceae fortnight :: Lophopetalum wightianum at Kattalekan :: DV12 : 5 images. 5 posts by 4 authors.
Lophopetalum wightianum Arn.
at Kattalekan on 16 DEC 12
Flora picture of the year 2013 :: Dinesh Valke : 17 posts by 13 authors. 1 image.
Flora picture of the year 2013
Myristica swamp – many thanks to … for introducing a wonderful kind of forest to me. Very different experience of natural settings – streams, swamps, lush vegetation. One such myristica swamp in Uttara Kannada is Kathalekan (literal meaning in Kannada – dark forest), a sacred grove with shade loving small plants, climbing palms, evergreen trees with mighty girths and peculiar roots. Among the many endemic species, I met this Lophopetalum wightianum. Wonderful large tree with serpentine roots, beautiful sight when in fruiting, the tiny flower – one of the masterpieces of creation.
wow, no words. Very beautiful
Yes Dear …, This is really a wonderful place with unique biodiversity, Nice photograph….. I think … is one of the most resourceful person of our group who is well aware of so many different biodiversity hot spots and various habitats…. Kathalekan is one among them… Salute to him..
Thanks, … Beautiful presentation for the Flora picture of the year 2013.
Most likeable is the way of your story telling waving magic of photography, history, nature etc. all together in a fascinating way. Infact all your posts deserve a special mention.
Marvelous picture! In fact all pictures by … are perfect pictures.
Beautiful presentation, …!
I had an opportunity to briefly explore this unique habitat with interesting floristic composition. This is the only habitat for Semecarpus kathalekanensis, one of the key species of this forest.
Thanks … Your keen company makes such remote trips possible. Wonderful memories.
Thank you very much …
PS: yes …, we were lucky to find few Semecarpus kathalekanensis.
ANDEC98 Lophopetalum wightianum : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Nature has endless beauty, and you are doing justice with your camera, thanks …
Lophopetalum wightianum Arn. SN Dec 24 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Lophopetalum wightianum Arn, tall wild hard tree from Siddapur area of Karnataka,
timber used for construction purpose.
Agumbe :: Lophopetalum wightianum :: DVJAN61 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
Agumbe … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 26 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 700 m asl
Lophopetalum wightianum Arn. … (family: Celastraceae)
Please help ID this flower: 1 image.
When and where was it clicked?
I have asked my friend who sent it to me. No response. I kind of sense that it was one of those “forwards”. I know flowers somewhat myself but this particular one has stumped me.
I think something else.
Appears to be fallen flowers.
The flower character is matching with disciflorus families like Celastraceae, Anacardiaceae, etc. leaf details , fruit details will be the supporting character for correct identification.
Lophopetalum wightianum Arn.