Mallotus nudiflorus (syn. Trewia nudiflora) ?;


Date/Time-:18/08/11 – 16:00
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- shrub
Height/Length- 3m-4m

I guess this is Trewia nudiflora, family Euphorbiaceae. I had posted a couple of photographs of this tree recently.



Common tree in Sandy loamy soils 1 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 3 mb and 1 mb.
Id requested

Common tree in Sandy loamy soils of River sides.

Attachments (2) – 1 mb

If there was some reproductive part it would  help. 

May be Haldenia cordifolia

Adina cordifolia

Trewia species?  Maybe Trewia nudiflora

I too agree with with …, for Trewia,


SK 3670 14 December 2022: 2 high res. images.

Location: Chitwan, Nepal 
Altitude : 175m.
Date: 28 january 2013

Habit : Wild

As fruits appear like mango, can it from Mango family?

Trewia nudiflora Wight

I recall it now !
Trewia nudiflora - Rhino Apple  (गुटेल )

From your images I thought it may of Mango size, but it appears quite small as per images at


What was the size ?

To me appears more closer to images and details at

I have consulted with some botanists from Nepal having knowledge on tree sp.,

and all suggested for Mallotus nudiflorus (L.) Kulju & Welzen syn : Trevia nudiflora L. (Not Trewia nudiflora Wight )

Posted images look similar to those you posted in Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) B.L. Burtt & A.W. Hill (accepted name)

No … Not Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) B.L. Burtt & A.W. Hill 

This is about the image of Choerospondias axillaris (…) you have attached in your last mail.
We use this fruit daily in our cuisine. There is no confusion at all.

And it is not found in the plains and at the Chitwan National Park.

As Mallotus belongs to Euphorbiaceae I think it can be easily recognised by the presence of three stigmas attached
to the fruit if you look for it.

This is a very old collection so there is no possibility to check it. By the way, this is not Choerospondias axillaris .
What is your opinion about this as Mallotus nudiflorus since a couple of Nepali botanists ID it accordingly.

I was just referring to a general feature of the spurge family but I am not familiar with the flora of Nepal and indeed know very little about taxonomy to judge old specimens. I think only someone more familiar with the flora of that region can opine on that.