Suregada angustifolia (Müll.Arg.) Airy Shaw (syn: Gelonium angustifolium Müll.Arg. in DC.; G. lanceolatum auct. non Willd.) as per Flora of India Vol 23 (2012) ;
W. & S. India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh as per WCSP;
India: Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats, from coastal areas to 750 m altitude. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per BSI Flora of India;

Habit- Trees up to 6 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark grey, smooth; blaze cream.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; stipules caducous; petiole 0.3-0.5 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 3.5-10.2 x 2-4 cm, obovate or oblanceolate, apex obtuse, base cuneate, sometimes asymmetric; midrib flat above; secondary nerves ca. 6 pairs, not prominent; tertiary nerves obscure.
Flowers unisexual, dioecious; male flowers small in axillary fascicles; female flowers solitary, axillary.
Fruit and Seed- Capsule, smooth, deeply lobed, keeled on the lobes, 0.6 cm in diameter; seeds 1 per lobe. 
Trees in evergreen forests in coastal zones and dry evergreen forests in leeward side.  
Peninsular India; in the Western Ghats- Malabar Coast and leeward side South Sahyadri.   
Suregada angustifolia

Suregada angustifolia – leaves look bit obovate


Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – Suregada multiflora – False Lime Tree (Please Cnnfirm):

I have a post of this plant at efi thread.

I feel the leaves as well as fruit look different

Thanks, … I will check it out. The name plate in Lalbagh used to be: Gelonium lanceolatum

Reply from another thread:

Suregada angustifolia



Suregada angustifolia(Baill ex Muell – Arg) AiryshawAttachments (2).  2 posts by 2 authors. 

Suregada angustifolia (Baill ex Muell – Arg) Airyshaw; (= Gelonium lanceolatum aut non Willd, G. angustifolium Baill ex Muell – Arg.);
Fam: Euphorbiaceae,
Wild tree, Talakona, Chithoor dt, Andhrapradesh,

Nice photos.


Plant for identification :: 270614MK :: June004 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Please help me in identifying this small tree species. Is this a Casearia sp.?
Leaf: up to 8 cm long
Habitat: riparian
Location: Talakona RF, Tirupathi hills, AP
Date: 14 April 2014

Casearia species in India & eFI with details & some keys

Suregada lanceolata of Euphorbiaceae.




Bush for ID Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this bush photographed at the herbal garden, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.
Height of bush about 2 metres. Leaves about 8 to 10 cms. long. 

Kindly suggest if these pictures are of the male of same species or of a different species altogether. These were also photographed at the herbal park, Tiruvannamalei. Attachments (3).

These are female and male plants/ flowers of Suregada lanceolata



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