Huberantha cerasoides (Roxb.) Chaowasku, comb. nov. Syn. Uvaria cerasoides Roxb. as per Huberantha, a replacement name for Hubera (Annonaceae: Malmeoideae: Miliuseae)


Hubera cerasoides (Roxb.) Chaowasku in Chaowasku et al., Phytotaxa 69: 47. 2012 (Syn: Uvaria cerasoides Roxb.(Basionym), Guatteria bifaria A. DC., Guatteria cerasoides (Roxb.) Dunal, Unona cerasoides (Roxb.) Baill., Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd., Polyalthia bifaria (A. DC.) Hook. f. & Thomson) as per A conspectus of Indo-Burmese Annonaceae by I. M. Turner (2015));

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by Navendu Page, P. Santhan, Surajit Koley (Identified by Navendu Page) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

 

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    Medium sized evergreen trees, to 15 m; bark black or pale grey, smooth; branches horizontal, young branches minutely tomentose, old glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, estipulate; petiole 3-5 mm, slender, tomentose, grooved above; lamina 4-20 x 2-4 cm, oblong-lanceolate or ovate; base obtuse or acute; apex acute or acuminate; margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous above and pubescent beneath; lateral veins 4-12 pairs, ascending, slender, pinnate, slightly raised beneath, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, green, axillary or extra axillary, solitary or 2-3 fascicled, 8-13 mm across; sepals 3, free, ovate, 5-8 x 3-4 mm, appressed hairy outside, glabrous inside, petals 6 (3+3), 6-8 x 4 mm, puberulous, outer ones oblong or ovate, inner ones linear or lanceolate, vaulted, slightly inflexed, dull green; torus convex; stamens numerous, cuneate, anther thecae extrorse, cells remote, connectives almost flat at top, concealing the anthers; carpels many, oblong-linear, stalked, 1.5-2 mm long, dark red, covered with stiff hairs, ovule 1, basal, ascending; stigma clavate, slightly curved. Fruit an aggregate of berries, red, fruitlets 15-18 mm long, ellipsoid to broadly ovoid, puberulent; seed 1, globose.

    Flowering and fruiting: January-March
    Moist deciduous forests
    India to South East Asia
     

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    Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd, Fam Annonaceae

    small tree, wild, Near javalagiri, Krishnagiri Dt, Tamilnadu


    Thanks for showing this new plant  


     

     

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    Another beauty from WG. Nice one…


    Good to see so many species of Polyalthia


     

     

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    Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd. SN Mar 31 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
    Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd, Annonaceae, fruiting twig from Eastern ghats of Andhrapradesh.


     

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    Ex-situ Silviculture : Miliusa velutina (Dunal) Hook. f. et Thorns. : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5).


    Please read the title as “Miliusa velutina Hook. f. & Thoms.”


    Nice pictures …!
    But it doesn’t look like Miliusa velutina to me. Can it be Polyalthia cerasoides


    In that case I have two options, …, 1) either they have put up a wrong nameplate or 2) I have mixed it up!


    I agree with …, it is possible that here was a second tree that I missed.


    Polyalthia cerasoides


    Thanks for the ID.


      

     
     
     

    References:

    Huberantha, a replacement name for Hubera (Annonaceae: Malmeoideae: Miliuseae)- Tanawat Chaowasku, David M. Johnson, Raymond W. J. M. van der Ham & Lars W. Chatrou- KEW BULLETIN (2015) 70: 23

    A conspectus of Indo-Burmese Annonaceae by I. M. Turner (2015));

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