Salacia beddomei Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 133 1916. ;
Scandent shrubs, branchlets lenticellate. Leaves 10-20 x 7-9 cm, oblong, obtuse at base and apex, faintly crenate; nerves 11-13 pairs, distinct below. Flowers pinkish yellow, 3-9 together; pedicels 1 cm long, slender; sepals 1.5 mm long, triangular; petals 2.5 x 1.5 mm, ovate, acute, glabrous, yellow with white margins; filaments 0.5 mm long, curved. Berry 3 cm across, obovoid, coarsely rugose. Fruits not seen.
Flowering and fruiting: January-March
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
Salacia beddomei : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Kindly see a wild edible fruit ‘Salacia beddomei’, an endemic species of the Western Ghats.
Salacia beddomei Gamble : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Salacia beddomei Gamble; fam: Celastraceae
Altitude 850m, Cultivated, Denkanikota, Krishnagiri Dt Tamilnadu
05/07/2013, 19/02/2013, woody climber
Root, stem for diabetes, fruit edible
Thanks … for posting this rare plant