tomentosa (Roxb.) J.Sinclair, Gard. Bull. Singapore 14:378. 1955 (Syn: (≡) Saccopetalum tomentosum (Roxb.) Hook. f. & Thomson; (≡) Uvaria tomentosa Roxb. (basionym));
Native to: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka





14 May 2010. Karapura, Nagarahole


Miliusa Tomentosa – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Pl. confirm id.
Pics taken at Conservation Education Centre (CEC), Goregaon (E), Mumbai on 18th April 2010

I think you are right … But change the family name as Annonaceae.

I think this is Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) Sincl. Annonaceae Syn: Uvaria tomentosa.

Ya, Saccopetalum tomentosum is the (popular) synonym of Miliusa tomentosa.



The south end of the national park in Mumbai throws up some or the other new surprise every time one visits the place. One such today was the fruiting unripe berries and flowering (two only) of Milliusia tomentosa (Roxb.) Sinclair syn. Saccopetalum tomentosum (Roxb) Hook f. & Thomson.

Common name is Humb.

Have only these 2 photographs of Milusa tomentosa [Saccopetalum tomentosum] to send you. The local name is Humb. The photographs were taken in the Borivali National Park, Bombay.


Date/Time-: 25/05/11 – 16:00
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- 12m

Possibly Miliusa tomentosa (=Saccopetalum tomentosa)

I too think that this could be M. tomentosa of Annonaceae family


Miliusa tomentosa:  Photographed fruits and leaves today at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai. The flower pic is clicked by … in March`12 of same tree and same place.


ID plz Sg2 :  2 images. 3 posts by 3 authors.

Need ID of following attachment
Location: Hajimalang’


I think Miliusa tomentosa (Family: Annonaceae).

Miliusa tomentosa



Miliusa tomentosa :  Attachments (2).  3 posts by 3 authors.

Validate please
Miliusa tomentosa
Marathi name : Humb
At Roha, Maharashtra

Yes it is


Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight :: Annonaceae » Miliusa tomentosa at Tungareshwar WLS :: DVMAR07 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 8 images.
Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J. Sinclair

at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 23 FEB 13



Names of Plants in India :: Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J. Sinclair: via Species‎ > ‎M‎ > ‎ Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J. Sinclair … family: Annonaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ mil-ee-u-suh ? — named for Josephus Milius Vottolinus, author of De Hortorum CulturaFlora of Australia Online
toh-men-TOH-suh — covered with fine, matted hairsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: tomentose miliusaGujarati: ઉંભ umbhHindi: हूम hoom, करी kariKannada: ಕರಿ ಹೆಸ್ಸರೆ kari hessare, ವುಂಬೆ wumbKonkani: हुम humMalayalam: കാനക്കൈത kanakkaitaMarathi: हुम्ब humb, थोस्का thoskaTelugu: బర్రె దూడుగ barre duduga, బుడ్డ దూడుగ budda duduga, గాడిద లొట్ట gadida lotta, పెద్ద చిలకదూడుగ pedda chiluka duduga
botanical names: Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J. Sinclair … synonyms: Uvaria tomentosa Roxb. (basionym) • Saccopetalum tomentosum (Roxb.) Hook. f. & Thomson … NPGS / GRIN
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Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 23 FEB 13
Many thanks to … and … for the ID.
More views during the same day: ……

Nice find and beautiful photographs. I remember spotting one of the Humb tree at Karnala but never seen it flowering. Thanks … for sharing.

Sorry to disappointing you. I doubted mixing up in your photographs. The leaf underside, leaf and fruits photographs are definitely not Miliusa tomentosa or Annonaceae. It must be Lauraceae!!!

Kindly check.

… the mistaken photos are of Alseodaphne semicarpifolia. Many thanks for pointing to the error.

The initial post now has only the relevant photos (of Miliusa tomentosa).


Came across this tree at Karnala Bird Sanctuary.
Bot. name: Miliusa tomentosa
Syn: Saccopetalum tomentosum.
Family: Annonaceae.
Tree was almost leafless when photographed.



Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Seen this tree in a forest cover enroute Belgaum. We could only spot the fruits.
Bot. name: Miliusa tomentosa
Family: Annonaceae
Local name: Humb

Very good upload …


Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight :: Annonaceae » Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J.Sinclair at Karnala WLS : PKA-March-20:: : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Bot. name: Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J.Sinclair
Syn: Saccopetalum tomentosum
Family: Annonaceae
Local name: Humb

Location: Karnala WLS



Annonacea of north Western Ghats (Maharashtra) – Miliusa tomentosa : Attachments (4). 6 posts by 5 authors.

As part of the ongoing fortnight I will be posting a series of species belonging to Annonaceae, distributed in the Western Ghats. I will start with the species distributed in North Western Ghats of Maharashtra and then progress down south through Goa and Karnataka and eventually end with Kerala and Tamilnadu, covering species distributed in these parts in the order of their occurrence from North to South.
Starting with Miliusa tomentosa. These pictures have been taken at various localities and therefore I am not putting the date and place.

I would greatly appreciate if you guys can chip in with additional species that I may have missed or distribution information or anything else that is missing.

Thanks, …, for promising to take us through the wonderful journey.

I am astonished at these wonderful photographs. Never new you are such a wonderful photographer too along with being a good taxonomist.

Beautiful images and wonderful documentation, …!
It will be useful if you add dates particularly for flowers and fruits to know the season. The location will also be useful since one does not see these plants very often in the Sahyadri.

Thanks to my mother for giving me a very expensive photography equipment at a very yound age and thanks to Shrikant Ingalhalikar who taught me the wonderful technique of photographing plants





ANDEC01/01 Miliusa sp. for identification : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Family: Annonaceae
Date: 27th December 2015
Place: Makalidurga, Bangalore District, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Scrub forest

Is this species Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) Sinclair or Miliusa velutina (Dunal) Hook.f. & Thomson?

In my opinion Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) Baill. ex Finet & Gagnep. This combination was first made in 1906 which takes precedence and again done by Sinclair much later in 1955. Good shots.

Very good shots indeed



Some additional photographs including photos showing close up of the carpels and androecium. Attachments (4)

Wonderful !! Superb!!!



Tree id_190520_Bavdhan hill : 13 posts by 6 authors. 1 correct image.

Id please .. of a medium size tree, found At Bavdhan Hill (Pune, Maharashtra).

Fruits were seen, no flowers.

Is this Miliusa tomentosa (Annonaceae)??

check again and post with clear information, what you sent pics both are individual sp., not belong to one sp. first pic. has a compound lea and the second one is a simple leaf what you sent Miliusa,

Yes, I checked today. these are two different trees.
Attaching photographs of fruits of the one with compound leaves.

The other one with simple leaves is probably Miliusa tomentosa.

There is utter confusion. Please post this new plant pictures in a separate posting. However looking at the fruits and leaves it could be a species of Cordia ???

No … None of them is Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J.Sinclair as per images and details herein.

On further scrutiny, I found only Bavdhan_190520_2.JPG is of Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J.Sinclair as per images and details herein.

I don’t think Miliosa is reported from Pune. Please keep follow up to find the trimerous flowers. Take photographs of leaves and fruits clearly

uploading some fresh pics taken today at Bavdhan hill, of the same tree as in ‘Bavdhan_190520_2.JPG’ from my earlier post.
Many such trees are found on the hill. Even found a cluster of around 11 such trees on the slopes.
Please confirm the id.

Attachments (8)

I will go for Miliusa tomentosa only.

Other recipients:
It is definitely Miliusa tomentosa regards Radha

It is definitely Miliusa tomentosa


Request species id.

Clicked in Manpur area of Mhow Tehsil, Indore District, Madhya Pradesh on 16 May 2013

It appears to be a member of Annonaceae, probably a Miliusa sp.

Supporting …

I guess it is close to Miliusa velutina (DC.) Hook.f. & Thomson with

distribution in MP.

Thanks, … Fruit wise, I find it more closer to Miliusa tomentosa (Roxb.) J.Sinclair rather than  Miliusa velutina (A.DC.) Hook.f. & Thomson as per images and details herein.

Miliusa tomentosa



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