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) ;
Suregada lanceolata (Willd.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 619 1891. (Syn: Gelonium angustifolium Müll.Arg.; Gelonium lanceolatum Willd.; Suregada angustifolia (Müll.Arg.) Airy Shaw; Suregada angustifolia Baill. [Illegitimate]) as per The Plant List ;
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.
(From India Biodiversity Portal
Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.)
Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : Suregada lanceolata, (Willd.) Kuntze <=> Suregada Tree : Attachments (8). 4 posts by 2 authors.
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
Yes, …, i noticed too, specially i couldn’t find any persistent calyx in your pictures.
I attach herewith photographs of Gelonium fascuculatum Roxb. of Flora Indica. Please note serrated apex of leaves. The same can be seen in my earlier post.
Now, please compare the following flickr images with my posts –
Flora Indica describes Gelonium bifarium Willd. –
Thanks, … I will check it out. The name plate in Lalbagh used to be: Gelonium lanceolatum
Reply from another thread:
Suregada angustifolia(Baill ex Muell – Arg) Airyshaw : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me in identifying this small tree species. Is this a Casearia sp.?
Leaf: up to 8 cm long
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 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.