Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicolson, C. J. Saldanha & D. H. Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Distr. 387. 1976 (syn: (≡) Hesperethusa crenulata (Roxb.) M. Roem.; (≡) Limonia crenulata Roxb. (basionym));
India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China: India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Toothed-Leaf Limonia • Hindi: बेली Beli • Kannada: ಕಾವಟ Kaavata, Aranamullu, ಅರುಣಮುಳ್ಳು Aruna mullu, ಕಾಡುಬೇಲ Kaadu baela • Malayalam: Dadhiphala, Mahavilvam, Kattunarakam • Marathi: kawat, naaibel, tondsha, naibel • Sanskrit: bilvaparni, surasi, vilvaparni • Tamil: Mega Vilvam, Magavilvam
Trees, to 10 m, armed with sharp solitary or paired axillary spines; bark yellowish-grey, smooth, corky; blaze yellow; branchlets angled, glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 2.5-10 cm long, winged, wings obovate-oblong, glabrous, punctate; leaflets 3-7, opposite, sessile, estipellate; lamina 1-6 x 0.7-2.4 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, base acute or obliquely acute, apex obtuse to emarginate, margin crenate, glabrous, profusely pellucid-gland dotted; glands dimorphic; coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in few flowered axillary racemes; pedicel 8-10 mm long; sepals 4, free or united at base, ovate-orbicular, glandular; petals 4, free, elliptic or oblong, white, glandular, glabrous; stamens 8, subequal, free, inserted round the disc; filaments subulate; anthers yellow, apiculate, disc thin, glandular; ovary superior, globose, 4-celled, glabrous, glandular, ovule 1 in each cell.; style stout; stigma capitate; Fruit a berry, 6-8 mm across, subglobose, bluish-black, glandular; seeds 1-4, dull yellow, smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: June-December
Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Rutaceae week: Buds of Naringi crenulata at Sutagatti:
I can see the character: Winged petiole. in one of the pictures. Thanks for sharing of an uncommon plant.
bushy for id, mm3 28 07 2013 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
bush for id about a meter tall
growing commonly in the hills
photographed in the end of june after
the first rains
Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicols. : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Naringi crenulata(Roxb.) Nicols. (= Limonia crenulata Roxb); Fam Rutaceae
Bannerighatta , Bengaluru , Karnataka
around 900m altitude, wild,
leaves considered holy offered for lord Shiva during pooja (Maha vilvam), tree is maintained in some shiva temples.
Herb For ID-08022014-SNJ-1909 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Semi tree, NAMACHILUME forest 80 km north of bangalore.
ID this plant for me.
leaf of the tree I found near Kabini , Nagarahole forest in Karnataka : 3 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.
Can be Naringi crenulata…
Submission of Naringi crenulata fruit : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Here it is Naringi crenulata with ripe fruits
Submission of Naringi crenulata flowers : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
attaching the flowers of Naringi crenulata
Naringi crenulata fruits : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats this July.
Very large numbers of fruits.
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302 ID wild tree Rutaceae: 15 images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 28.03.2022, 11.50 am
Habitat: wild, moisture, shady
Plant habit: tree, erect, branches, hard stem 30 inches base circumference, sharp thorns, long lasting
Height: 08 meters
Leaves: opposite, pinnate, leaflets opposite ovate apex, lite serrate margins, winged petiole, aromatic (lemon) smell and taste, size: 4×2 cm
Flower: axillary racemose, clustered, 05 petals, diameter:15mm, white, good fragrance
Fruit: drupe globose, green, diameter: 05 mm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +rr
Check for Limonia species (L.crenulata ????)
is it Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) D.H. Nicolson
Yes, it is Naringi crenulata (L. crenulata), dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant. Good population here.
Identification of plant: Mixed thread: 1 correct image.
I would like to know the plants details of the attached protos
It looks like a leaf of Mahavilvam (Mahabilva) ???
A variant of Aegle marmelos sps. ???
Please check Naringi crenulata
I too think it is Naringi crenulata.
This plant growing wild in tropical climatic condition. It is found growing in M.P and Orissa. Tribals used them in several purposes.
I just shared the information I knew: ‘Mahavilvam’. But did not know the exact species.
Is the 2nd image from the same plant or different ?
Yes second image seems to be from a different plant with trilobed simple leaf with paired spines at base..
Your noting is correct,
It is different,
I am informed that it is ekabilva and a very sacred plant, very rare in nature.
I am trying to go indepth about these two plants.