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));

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




    Polyalthia cerasoides (Roxb.) Bedd, Fam Annonaceae

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

    Thanks for showing this new plant  



    Another beauty from WG. Nice one…

    Good to see so many species of Polyalthia



    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.



    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.




    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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