Conocarpus lancifolius Engl., Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 4: 32 1900.;


Identify this tree:
Can you please help me in identifying this one too?
This tree is in 13th main 100ft road intersection, indiranagar, Bangalore

This could be Conocarpus lancifolius of Combretaceae.
Pl see this link for earlier discussion about this plant

Thanks, now I can go to the third one

For me also Conocarpus lancifolius

Madurai tree 070214 TBN Feb 1 for id : Attachments (2 + 2).  8 posts by 5 authors.

Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 26/01/14                                                         
Location :Avaniapuram tank, Madurai city
Altitude :less than 300 ft

Habitat 😕 planted; near Ayyanar temple
Habit :tree
Height :20 to 30 ft
Leaves :lanceolate
Flowers :

Fruits :,as seen
Can this be Acacia mangium
Local name :do not know

Sending a few more photographs.


This is Conocarpus species, possibly Conocarpus lancifolius.

Yes … is correct. This is Conocarpus lancifolius

Thanks for identifying the tree. Then, it must have planted in Madurai. Couldn’t have been native to Madurai.

Conocarpus is a very good hedge plant also good for making topieries

Kindly identify this Tree SN Sep 46 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
The tree cultivated in a garden at Bangalore. It may be an exotic tree.

Should be Conocarpus lancifolius.

Yes it is Conocarpus lancifolius

Fwd: ID request120815SKKK : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Help me in IDg the following ornamental bush. This bush might be of Middle-East origin.
Place of collection- Udupi (Coastal Karnataka)
Habitat- Garden plant
Plant Habit- Shrub 
Leaves- has peculiar glands at base
Inflorescence- small flowers grouped into head-like inflorescence

Looks like Conocarpus Species to me. Might be Conocarpus lancifolius.


Submission of Acacia pycnantha : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Here is a comment from Dr. Bruce Maslin, Australia on the above images:
I cannot be sure of the identity of that plant from those photos. However, I do not think that they are A. pycnantha. There are many Australian species with long, 1-nerved phyllodes and racemose inflorescences. I would need to see details of the gland (i.e. its distance above the pulvinus and whether or not there is a fine nerve connecting the gland to the midrib) and perhaps even whether or not there are tiny appressed fine hairs on the peduncles to have any chance of naming this plant. To be sure of the identity of these sorts of plants one often also needs to see pods/seeds (to check pod width and whether or not the seed is encircled by long, fine, reddish-brow funicle). Such a funicle does not occur in A. pycnantha. It would be best if I could see specimens when I am in India (and if the collector could collect pods/seeds later in the year).

Thanks, …, for more efforts for conclusively establishing the Ids.

It looks like Conocarpus errectus L. (Combretaceae)

Thank you for the correction; I have observed the dried specimen again, I agree with …; Sorry for wrong identification, I blindly noted the name written at the plant.

I further checked up. I feel it is Conocarpus lancifolius as per images in its threads & not Conocarpus errectus.

Thank you very much for the information; As I have informed you earlier due to my lethargy I copied the name written on the plant, then I have checked the dry specimen and found it as a member of Combretaceae, hence not Acacia; then I got the fresh specimen yesterday, it is only Conocarpus lancifolius; Sorry for the inconvenience.

Conocarpus lancifolius from me too. A very common avenue tree here.

ID by … is correct. I had a doubt whether it could be C. erecta which i have seen in U.S.A.  But on seeing the leaves I feel it is C.lanceofolius.
The plant cannot be Acacia pycnatha (golden wattle). Both flowers and fruits are quite different from the above seen photos apart from the leaves. Golden wattle is seen in some places in Ooty along with wattle.

Is it not Conocarpus lancifolius Engl. of Combretaceae ?

Yes, it is.

20092017BHAR01 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.

A Sapindaceae?

It is Conocarpus lancifolius -fruits

It may be Conocarpus sp. from Combretaceae


Identify this tree (4 pictures included) : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Month: June 2017
Place: Vizag.
Identify this tree.
Sorry I can’t find any flowers on the tree

Was it a cultivated tree?

I don’t have any degree in botany.

I don’t even know what is cultivated tree and how it look like.
I posted pics and if you know answer it.
If you don’t know, no problem.

It does not require any degree in botany.
If it is planted, it means cultivated.
If it grows on its own, it may be wild.
This inf. becomes very important for identification of plants.

Conocarpus lancifolius
Common name Damas tree from Arabian country

Conocarpus erectus

Thanks, …, for id.
To me also appears closer to images at Conocarpus lancifolius Engl. rather than those at Conocarpus erectus L.

It is Conocarpus lancifolius, it is planted in many towns by forest department

Re: Flowering tree : 7 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
This is a flower tree planted before a shopping mall at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Kindly identify this

I can only see a small size image without much details. Is there a problem?

Thanks for slightly bigger image.

Conocarpus erectus.

Thanks, …, for the initial id. To me appears close to Conocarpus lancifolius Engl. as per comparative images at Conocarpus



Fruit for Id -ID16072021SH1: 4 images.
Fruit for Id pl.
Location – Nagpur
Date- July 2021

Conocarpus erectus

This seems to be a mangrove shrub. Was just wondering, how it has grown in a place like Nagpur ?

I think it is close to images at Conocarpus lancifolius Engl.


Identification of tree: 4 images.
Kindly identify this tree.
Date/Time- 15 OCT 2021
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Taadipatri, Andhra Pradesh
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Urban
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- 5 m
Fruits look like Rudraksha.

Conocarpus erectus

Does it not qualify for Conocarpus lancifolius ?

Might be …, That’s all imported for ornamental purposes,


Id requested photo from jaipur Rajasthan: 1 image.

May I request you to post a high res. image to check the details.

This is



Request for I’d of a cultivated tree: 2 high res. images.
Request for I’d of a cultivated tree from Bilaspur. The plant isn’t flowering at present. Phographed in April, 2023.

Is it Conocarpus erectus? Need views of experts.

Conocarpus lancifolius

Agree with …

Yes, as per images at




  1. Nael M. Fawzi

    Please I need your help.
    I could not find out. The botanical distinctive features between both Conocarpus erectus and Conocarpus lancifolius Engl.

    The plant list ( considered the two varieties (silver and green) of Conocarpus erectus are a synonym of Conocarpus erectus L.
    The World Flora Online considered the silver one is Conocarpus erectus L. so we can considered the green one is Conocarpus lancifolius Engl.?
    Thank you for your help.
    Best regards

  2. Bharathiraja M

    Please don’t plant this tree as Avenue tree’s alien.There are n number of native trees that requires conservation which have very good properties of ornamental.

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