South-west Sri Lanka.
Citation- World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Memecylon grande. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 May 2014.)
The pics are of different plants spread over a small area.
Yes it is Memecylon edule
Thanks, …, Are these images also of Memecylon grande ?
Memecylon trees were both fruiting and flowering in March 2016. Attaching some pics clicked in March.
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Thank you … for providing correct ID. Could we ask … to kindly indicate the distinguishing features?
Thank you …,
would you please help me in the identification of all these memecylon species. they are collected from eastren ghats of Nellore district area.
0075- M. umbellatum
3269 &1010159- M. edule
3794 & 4209 – M. grande.
memecylon umbellatum, mahabaleshwar
just starting to flower
I think it is Memecylon edule not M. umbellatum
1. If the inflorescence is more or less sessile (stalkless) and the fruits are ripening blue (pl check Mathew, 1983), then it is Memecylong umbellatum. In M. edule the umbels are long stalked and the fruits are yellowish.
2. When you taste the leaves of M. umbellatum they will be sweet first then slightly sour. This is due to the presence of good amount of starch in the leaves. And Dr. Mali observed that the hornbills feed on the leaves (especially the midrib portion) as they are energetic. The leaves of M. umbellatum are offered as ‘prasadam’ (like tulsi in temples) to the devotees by a saint (Shri Narayana Guru) who lives on the holy hill of Tiruvannamalai. The local names Kaya, Kayambu, Kayampoo are denoting Lord Krishna due to the color of flowers.
I was believing that a large poulation what we see in Mahabaleshwar at many places is Memecylon umbellatum. Need to check carefully.
After years of looking at this species I have come to the conclusion that M umbellatum and M edule are synonymous. The plant has some local and seasonal variations. Fruit colour depends largely on the season of
ripening, and length of stalks varies from tree to tree even in a localised area.
Oh, …, are these not different species?
Request for ID : 300511 : AK-3 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Taken at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra on the 19th of April, 2009.
Could not get the flowers.
This could be fruits of Memecylon umbellatum.
yes look like Memecylon umbellatum
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Memecylon grande Retz.
Memecylon grande Retz
M. grande Retz
Memecylon edule Roxb. SN10622: 4 images.
Memecylon edule Roxb. several year old trees from a garden Ranchi
Memecylon grande Retz.