Ochna obtusata DC., Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 17: 411 1811. (syn: Diporidium cordatum (Thw.) van Tiegh.; Discladium leschenaultii Van Tiegh.; Discladium lucidum (Lam.) van Tiegh.; Discladium obtusatum Van Tiegh.; Ochna cordata Thw.; Ochna grandiflora Moon; Ochna lucida Lam.; Pleopetalum lucidum (Lam.) van Tiegh.);  
 
Ramdhan Champa, Golden champak, Mickey Mouse Plant • Hindi: रामधन चम्पा Ramdhan Champa • Kannada: Ramatana champaka • Telugu: Sunari, Tammi, Erra Juvvi, Kukkamovi • Tamil: Kalkuruvi, Chilanti;
India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, W. Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as per BSI flora of India;
Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Mon, Taninthayi, Yangon), India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,
Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Ochna jatbotapita L. (syn: O. squarrosa L.(non Bennet in FBI); O. rufescens Thw.)…..Petals 5-10 x 2-5 mm, about as long as sepals, anthers 3-6 mm long; stamens 12-25; drupelets 1-2 per flower—–Endemic to Ceylone wet zone
 
Ochna obtusata DC. (syn: O. squarrosa Bennet in FBI (non L.)……Petals 15-25 x 7-15 mm, longer than sepals; anthers 6-12 mm long; stamens 30-50- drupelets more than 3 per flower dry zone, Ceylone, Peninsular and North India, mostly cultivated.
 


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Ochna obtusata from Delhi : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Ochna obtusata from Delhi.
The species is often confused and considered synonymous with O. jabotapita. The two are however considered distinct by GRIN and Revised Handbook of Flora of Ceylone Vol. 6, 1987. The two are separated as under:
Ochna jatbotapita L. (syn: O. squarrosa L. (non Bennet in FBI); O. rufescens Thw.)…..Petals 5-10 x 2-5 mm, about as long as sepals, anthers 3-6 mm long; stamens 12-25; drupelets 1-2 per flower—–Endemic to Ceylone wet zone
Ochna obtusata DC. (syn: O. squarrosa Bennet in FBI (non L.)……Petals 15-25 x 7-15 mm, longer than sepals; anthers 6-12 mm long; stamens 30-50- drupelets more than 3 per flower dry zone, Ceylone, Peninsular and North India, mostly cultivated.


I got them planted in Sir Gangaram Hospital in 1989. Now they have disappeared from there because the hospital got expanded. Afterwards I did not find it in any nursery of Delhi.


Ochna obtusata- in bloom: Imgaes missing now.
It was total delight to see this tree in bloom! my first time.. such beautiful flowers.. very fragrant.. taken in Bannerghatta National Park.

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Ex-situ Silviculture : Ochna obtusata DC. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).


Beautiful set of pictures…

29042014NVR1-6 Shrub for ID from Goa : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6 + 4).  
Found all over Goa. Flowers in April/May


Ochna sp.? O.serrulata?


efi page on Ochna serrulata 
Ochna– species in India & eFI with some keys


I think this is Ochna pumila Ham. What will be accepted name? One may check –

  1. http://plants.jstor.org/specimen/bm000521700?history=true
  2. illustrations of O. serrulata Walp. – http://plantgenera.org/species.php?id_species=706289
Thanks n regards


Ochna serrulata for sure!!!


Looks more like Ochna integerrima. O. integerrima differs by having wider leaves with bristle-bearing margins rather than sharp teeth of narrow-leaved O. serrulata. Therefore, again please check the margins of the leaves for confirmation as margins are  not  clearly seen in the photographs


 

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Kindly find attached images of ochna leaf margins for your perusal.

4 images.


1) Shrub; Flowers umbellate on a common peduncle (peduncle though shorter than FBI description) ; Anthers longer than filaments; distributed in Himalaya as well as south Concan = pumila Ham.

2) Small tree or shrub (FoC); Inflorescence corymbose (FoC) or in loose axillary panicles (O. wallichii Planch. in FBI); Anthers shorter than persistent filaments; distributed in SE Asia (FoC), India North-East & Andaman-Nicobar = wallichii Planch.


btw, one would like to see description of serrulata


Seems to be Ochna obtusata DC. (Ochna squarrosa auct., non L.)

Family Ochnaceae.
Very common, Now in flower/fruit.
The red (and green) accrescent calyx and black fruits are similar to Ochna serrulata (ornamental).
In Goa, the plant is very common in the wild; not grown as ornamental. 


Update : Mr. Shrikant Ingalhalikar in his book ‘Flowers of Sahyadri’, has identified the plant as Ochna obtusata dc


 

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Re: Ochna species : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

My name is … and I am working with Madras Crocodile Bank Chennai, This is my first post on this group.
Can any identify what species of Ochna this is. Is it Ochna obtusa. If more pictures of specific part of the tree is needed, I get that. 


Ochna serrulata


Thank you … I guess I need to wait and watch if the sepals turn red, right? Is this an ornamental plant that people plant in India?

3 images.


I agree that your original photos look like Ochna obtusata.


Sharing some images of Ochna obtusata DC. from Pondicherry.
Taken today (24.06.2010).
In Tamil its is called செருந்தி, சிலந்தி, பஞ்சாரம் (Serundhi, Silandhi, Panjaram).

The new leaves and flowers of Ochna obtusata DC seen at a private garden in Mumbai on 19 June ’10.


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ID for a small tree 020714AM1 : 4 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.

Please identify the tree:
Habit:   Tree
Habitat: Road Side Garden
Location : Delhi (02/07/2014)
Height : 10 – 15 feet
Leaves : Ovate – elliptic, margin = serrate, petiolate, apex = acute, alternate
Purple and green color ripe and unripe seeds; little violet pulp


Ochna obtusata ?


Where in Delhi.


… is correct I hope….


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Ochna Species for ID : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 28FEB15 : AK-29 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Ochna Species from Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.

For correct Species id please.


what month was this flowering?


It was seen in the second week of April.
I believe it to be Ochna obtusata.
Is Ochna squarrosa a Syn? 


Ochna jatbotapita L. (syn: O. squarrosa L.(non Bennet in FBI); O. rufescens Thw.)…..Petals 5-10 x 2-5 mm, about as long as sepals, anthers 3-6 mm long; stamens 12-25; drupelets 1-2 per flower—–Endemic to Ceylone wet zone
Ochna obtusata DC. (syn: O. squarrosa Bennet in FBI (non L.)……Petals 15-25 x 7-15 mm, longer than sepals; anthers 6-12 mm long; stamens 30-50- drupelets more than 3 per flower dry zone, Ceylone, Peninsular and North India, mostly cultivated.


 

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ID Request DSMAR06/06 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
What tree is this – growing wild in rocky areas. Reddish leaves and yellow flowers.


Looks like Ochna obtusata


yes. very nice


Thanks … – that looks like it


Not a common tree.
Would like to know the location where you photographed it.


 

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which species of Ochna??fromLahore Pakistan : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)


Ochna species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


To me it seems to be Ochna obtusata.


 

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26072017BHAR1 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Found in Vandalur forest, Chennai.
Very strange fruit with seeds attached outside.
I ever thought this kind of fruit will be in a dry forest.

Is this Ochna sp.?
I have also seen this in suburbs of Chennai.


Ramdhan Champa (Ochna obtusata)

Common in Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. 

Interestingly picture taken by me is bit more complex and detailed than available images in net.


Seems to be Ochna kirkii 


That’s  why I mentioned it was bit complex than obtusta.


As per details at Ochna, Ochna kirkii is not mentioned to be found in Tamilnadu.
Also we do not have any confirmed observation of this species in efi so far, while there are lot of observations of Ochna obtusata as per images & details herein.
To me also it appears close to images at Ochna obtusata 


Ramdhan champa
Ochna obtusa
photographed during Malvan to Terekhol coastal trek

Ochna obtusata var. obtusata (कनक चंपा) Family: Ochnaceae
I saw this plant flowering in Pune University last week (31.3.10).
On searching the mails I found that only … has posted picture of flower. Rest of the posts contained pictures of fruits.

Saw the wonderful fruiting of Ochna obtusata (as per Delhi book) on 28 March ’10 at Shahpur, Mah. 

Ochna obtusata DC.

Tamil Names: Serundhi, Silandhi, Panjaram


last year one of my friend was curious about these flowers and fruits and asking me the name of it.

Saw the beautiful fruitng of Ochna  squarosa at Anashi WLS, karnataka  in the last week of April,’10.

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Ochna squarrosa is now correctly known as O. obtusata. Uploading close up fruit and flowers.

2 images.

Came across this “Micky Mouse” plant at Veer Jijamata Udyan. Would like to know if it Ochna Kirki or Ochna obtusata.
Family: Ochnaceae
Date/Time: 08-05-2010 / 05:00PM
Location: Veer Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
Habitat: Cultivated (Garden)
Plant Habit: Tree

I think this is Ochna kirki !!!

…. has indicated that this plant is Ochna obtusataThanks … for the ID.


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Ochna ??: 2 images.

Is this Ochna serrulata ? please confirm
The plant was clicked at Chandigarh today i.e. on 2nd July, 2011, at around 12:00
the leaves are with serrate margins….
flowers fragrant….


yes Ochna serrulata 


Yes. Those who are in Chennaai can see this in Theosophical society campus


Ochna obtusata & Ochna wightiana are the only two Ochna species listed in FOI database. Ochna serrulata is not listed here. The flower in question matches O. obtusata of FOI (accd. to me).

Ochna obtusata DC & Ochna serrulata (Hochst.) Walp. are both valid names in ars-grin database. GRIN says Ochna serrulata is (native) distributed in Africa and lists geographic distribution of Ochna obtusata as Indian sub-continent.
Your inputs please.


Ochna serrulata… I appreciate the close-up of the flower


I think Ochna obtusata as per images and details herein.


It rather appears more closer to images at Ochna gamblei King ex Brandis
But somebody must have planted it from down south or from where ever it is having the range etc.


May even be Ochna obtusata as images are very small and I am unable to see all the details.

 

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Please help me in identifying this small tree from Madhupur, W.B., flowering in April.

Is it Miliusa?


It is some Ochna species may be integrimma???


I agree with … id as Ochna sp. 

 

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Fwd: Ochna squarrosa???Ochna obtusata??? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Ochna squarrosa???
Ochna obtusata???


If you have downloaded the ‘Bengal Plants’, you have the KEY …


efi page on Ochna obtusata


I am sorry to say that I gave wrong info regarding Ochna list in Bengal Plants. Both, the ‘Bengal Plants’ and the ‘Botany of Bihar & Orissa’ do not provide KEY to O. squarrosa and O. obtusata. Instead both the books provide difference to O. squarrosa L. and O. pumila Ham.

Interestingly FBI treats O. squarrosa L. is synonymous with O. obtusata DC. and O. lucida Lamk.
While in TPL all the above are unresolved. FoC doesn’t help.
A paper can be read/viewed at http://www.jstor.org/stable/1217211, which says O. squarrosa L. and O. obtusata DC. are two different taxa.
Our group says O. jabotapita L. (O. squarrosa L.) is a cultivated shrub. On the other hand Ochna obtusata DC. (O.squarrrosa auct. Non. L.) is a shrub or small tree. This much I could find.


I think Ochna obtusata as per images and details herein. 

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Fwd: OCHNA OBTUSATA( RAMDHAN CHAMPA ) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Attaching a collage of Ochna obtusata (RAM DHAN CHAMPA). I saw a single tree in a particular house.

I am afraid it will not survive long.

 

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Ochna obtusata : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Found in a RF of Kanchipuram district.


 

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Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 1166 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Bumble bee visiting flowers of Ochna jabotapita (KANAK CHAMPA/ RAMDHAN CHAMPA)

May be Ochna obtusata DC. as per comparative images at Ochna
But detailed images are required for id.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 1280 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Jungle Babbler feeding on the fruits of Ochna obtusata (RAMDHAN CHAMPA)

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 1281 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Red vented Bulbul feeding on the fruits of Ochna obusata (RAMDHAN CHAMPA).

Ochna obtusata : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 840 kb each.  
Found in TDEF forest in Aappur near Oragadam Chennai. June.

Attachments (1) – 950 kb.


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