Macaranga indica Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1883 1852. (syn. Macaranga adenantha Gagnep.; Tanarius indicus (Wight) Kuntze; Trewia hernandifolia Roth);
Tamil: Vattakanni, Vattathamarei, Vuttuttamarai Malayalam: Uppila, Vatta, Vattakkanni Kannada: Bettadavare, Makaranda mara;
Gregarious trees, bark grey, smooth; exudation red, watery; branchlets fulvous tomentose, glaucous. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules large, lateral, densely pubescent, deciduous; petiole 12-22 cm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 15-30 x 12-25 cm, ovate-orbicular or deltoid-ovate, base peltate, apex acuminate, margin entire or toothed, glabrous above and tawny-pubescent, intermingled with yellowish glands beneath; 2 large glands near the petiolar insertion above, coriaceous; 8-10 ribs from base, palmate, prominent; lateral nerves 6-12 pairs, parallel, prominent; intercostae scalariform, prominent, margin glandular. Flowers unisexual, yellow, in axillary panicles having zig-zag branches; bracts small with a large, flat glandular appendage; male flowers: tepals 3, initially connate, later spreading, concave, ovate, valvate, acute, glandular; stamens 6-8, shortly connate below, exserted; anthers 4-celled; female flowers: tepals 4, lanceolate, basally connate at base, valvate, acute, glandular; ovary superior, 2-6-celled, globose, echinate, ovules one in each cell; style lateral; stigma acute. Fruit a capsule, 7-8 mm across, globose, echinate; seeds black.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Degraded forest areas
South and South East Asia
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it is from Periyar, i think it is Macaranga indica, but i am not very sure, please confirm
This is Macaranga indica
Is it the same as the picture I’ve attached? Is Macaranga indica synonymous with Macaranga peltata?
Macaranga peltata and M. indica are two different species. You can see the two species in kew website. http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/navigator.do and type the species name.