Myxopyrum smilacifolium (Wall.) Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 320 1851. (Syn: Chionanthus smilacifolius Wall., Chondrospermum laurifolium Voigt; Chondrospermum smilacifolium (Wall.) Wall.; Ligustrum laurifolium Roxb. [Invalid]; Myxopyrum ellipticilimbum H.T.Chang; Myxopyrum serratulum A.W.Hill; Myxopyrum smilacifolium var. ilicifolium Kurz);
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China Southeast; Hainan; India; Laos;
Myanmar; Nicobar Is.; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
India to Hainan and Indo-China as per WCSP;
Twining shrubs; branches 4-angular. Leaves 7-13 x 3-5 cm, elliptic-ovate or oblong, base rounded to subcordate, margins serrulate from the middle towards apex, apex acuminate, basally 5-nerved, subcoriaceous; petiole to 1.2 cm long. Flowers in axillary trichotomous panicles, small, 4-merous, bisexual. Calyx 1-1.5 cm long, lobes 4. Corolla yellowish, tube 1-2 mm long; lobes 4. Stamens 2, included. Ovary 2-locular; ovules 1-2-per locule; stigma 2-lobed. Berry 1-1.5 cm across, globose, black. Seeds 2.
Flowering and fruiting: February-August
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
South East Asia and India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
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Myxopyrum smilacifolium Bl. (Oleaceae). Please validate the identification.
Date/Time- 31/08/2010 –2:30 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Kokrajhar, Assam, Alt 150m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- CLIMBER
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 12-17.5x 6-10cm
SL No 310810of 001
I think is plant is indeed Myxopyrum smilacifolium Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 320. 1850.
Synonym: Myxopyrum ellipticifolium H. T. Chang.
Myxopyrum smilacifolium Blume Mus. Bot. 1(20): 320. 1851
Myxopyrum: ‘myxo’ means slimy and ‘pyro’ means fire, so may refer to red or yellow colour of most probably fruit when ripe.
smilacifolium: leaf like Smilax
Help to identify this sp
Date/Time-29/5/2011- 09 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam, Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- large woody Climber. Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Leaf pair of 3-4, 12-6-10 cm. Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos. Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Greenish White, Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen. Occurance- Rare
Could this be any species of Smilax ??
Most probably Myxopyrum smilacifolium subsp. smilacifolium (Syn: Myxopyrum serratulum) of Oleaceae family
Climber ID from Bangladesh SM158 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4).
Myxopyrum sp. Oleaceae
Only species I could find in India– Myxopyrum smilacifolium
Don’t know, but can accept blindly when … identifies.
Please ensure if leaves are opposite, which is not clear in the attached images.
I too think that this is a species of Myxopyrum
See below link for the type image of Myxopyrum smilacifolium (=M. serratulum)
I have seen similar specimens posted by SauravJi from Andaman and Nicobar Islands without serrated leaves and they also been identified as M. smilacifolium. We have the same plant in our living collection at JNTBGRI but are never found in flowers…. will wait for its flowers..
Thank you Sir, I hadn’t the smallest degree of doubt about the ID, only copied what I found in old lit & FoC.