Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb., Taxon 26: 533 1977. (Syn: Beaumontia wallichii (A.DC.) Walp.; Chonemorpha vestita G.Don; Echites tomentosus Roth [Illegitimate]; Echites vestitus Roem. & Schult.; Hunteria eugeniifolia Wall. ex G.Don; Nerium coraea Buch.-Ham. ex A.DC.; Nerium tomentosum (Roem. & Schult.) Roxb.; Periploca arborea Dennst.; Wrightia coalita Buch.-Ham. ex Dillwyn; Wrightia coraia Wall. ex A.DC. [Illegitimate]; Wrightia hamiltoniana Wall. [Invalid]; Wrightia mollissima A.DC.; Wrightia mollissima Wall.; Wrightia pubescens Roth [Illegitimate]; Wrightia rheedei Kostel. [Illegitimate]; Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult.; Wrightia wallichii A.DC.);
RITE-ee-a — named for William Wright, Scottish physician and botanist
ar-BOR-ee-uh — meaning, tree-like
commonly known as: woolly dyeing rosebay • Chinese: 胭木 yan mu • Hindi: दाईरा daira, धरौली dharauli, दूधी dudhi • Konkani: अटगो कुडो atgo kudo • Malayalam: അയ്യപ്പാല ayyappaala, മയിലംപാല mayilampaala • Marathi: पांडु कुडा pandu kuda, तांबडा कुडा tambda kuda • Nepalese: रानी खिर्रो rani khirro • Sanskrit: कुटज kutaja • Tamil: வெட்பாலை vet-palai • Telugu: అడవిఅంకుడు adaviankudu • Thai: โมกมัน mokman
Native to: Asia
The following links provide keys to different species of Wrightia:
Small deciduous trees; to 12 m high; bark 8.5 mm, pale grey, corky; blaze greenish-yellow, latex yellow; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 3-7 mm, stout, tomentose; lamina 6-15 x 3-6.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, ovate or obovate; base acute; apex acuminate; margin entire, tomentose on both sides, chartaceous; lateral nerves 9-13 pairs, tomentose, prominent, pinnate; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, in terminal or pseudoaxillary dense shortly peduncled tomentose cymes; pedicel 1 cm long, stout, tomentose; calyx short, lobes 5, 4 mm long, broadly ovate, obtuse, pubescent without, glandular inside; corolla salver shaped, lobes 15 x 10 mm, obovate, puberulous, throat with 1-2 series of erect, entire or lobed orange corona scales, tube 5 mm long, shorter than the lobes; stamens 5, inserted on the mouth of the tube, anthers 8 mm long, exserted, sagitate, spurred at base, hairy; disc absent; carpels 2, 2 mm, connate; ovules many; style 3 mm, filiform; stigma ovoid with a basal ring usually toothed. Fruit of 2 connate follicular mericarps, ca. 16 x 2 cm, cylindrical, subterete, green, sparsely white tubercled, rough, apically beaked; seeds linear, comose at one end.
Flowering and fruiting: April-December
Moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests and sacred groves
Wrightia arborea – seed dispersal:
Wrightia arborea flowering:
Tree with off white flowers:
Affirmative. This is Tambda Kuda [Wrightia arborea]. My photographs of the flowers and fruit of this tree are available in the archives of this group.
It may be W. arborea,, cant guess by this photo, require more photos, especially pod, but sure Wrightia from Apocynaceae.
Agree with ..
Wrightia arborea @ Tungareshwar:
Beautiful pictures of Wrightia arborea!
Thanks for sharing and showing the color variation.
Wrightia arborea (Wrighta tomentosa):
Name of the Species: Wrightia arborea (Wrighta tomentosa)Common/Local Name: Tambada Kuda
Photographed on: 08th Jan., 2012
Photographed at: Barvi Dam Forst, Badlapur, Maharashtra.
Habitat: Hill Slope.
Description : Small tree of deciduous forest, occasionally common.
nice catch of the Wrightia pod…..here is my catch…from Chandigarh
Bignoniaceae fruit for identification 280313MK01 : 1 image. 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me to identify this fruit seen in a deciduous scrub forest in eastern ghats. I think it is some Bignoniaceae.
Place: Salem Dist, TN
Alt.: 300 m asl
Date: 13 Mar 2013
Wrightia arborea, Apocynaceae
Wrightia arborea confirm (decidious tree. seeds are light in weight with 100 per cent germination without seed treatment)
Request Tree ID 156 – Lalbagh, Bangalore – RA : Attachments (8). 2 posts by 1 author.
For sharing: Mumbai :26072013 : ARK-04 : July 2013 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Captured this Wrightea arborea in SGNP, Mumbai in July 2013.
Requesting ID of this tree – Mumbai :: 19092013 :: ARK-02 :: September 2013 : Attachments (2). 7 posts by 3 authors.
Requesting to please ID this tree captured at SGNP, Mumbai in September 2013.
This does not look like Wrightia arborea to me. Please send a few more photographs.
My photographs of Tambda Kuda for comparison are available at these links.
Thanks for the feedback and the reference links…
This is definitely Wrightia arborea. Did not notice any pod[s] in the original photograph. Don’t think the 2 photographs are of the same tree.
Both the photographs belong to the same tree, the angle though is different..
Wrightia arborea ? for validation:: NS June 12 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Affirmative. This is Tambda Kuda. Please check these links :
SK244DEC16-2016:ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Nuwakot , Nepal
Altitude: 3200 ft.
Date: 25 April 2015
I think it look like, Wrightia tinctoria
Thanks … for giving the lead. Looks more like Wrightia arborea to me.
Thank you …, Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) D.J. Mabberley (accepted name)
SK566 14 JUN-2017:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Darjeeling, India ( Near Rammam Check Post,Jorethang , Sikkim )
Date: 22 May 2017
Altitude: 1000 ft.
Wrightia arborea I think..
Thank you … (Dennst.) D.J. Mabberley
SK 2880 13 March 2021: 11 images.
Location: Central Nepal
Altitude: 550 m.
Date: March 2021
Habitat : Wild
Sent by a friend !
NATIVE :: Apocynaceae (dogbane, or oleander family) » Wrightia arborea – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Camera: CANON EOS1500D
Apocynaceae not seen before!
I hope this is Wrightia sp.
Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.??
This has been reported from many places in Kerala: http://keralaplants.in/keralaplantsdetails.aspx?id=Wrightia_arborea
I have seen this in Wayanadu in vegetative condition a few years back during my trip to Wayanadu..
Thank you very much for ID my plant. Yes, it is very close to Wrightia arborea. However, I observed some differences such as central purplish flower ring is spaceless or continuous, having whitish latex and fruit’s bottom is clearly obtuse.
I think there are different colors/ shades of flower.
Ok, thank you very much
Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) D.J. Mabberley: 7 high res. images.
Location: Sani Bheri , West Rukum, West Nepal
Date: 30 May 2023
Habit : Wild
It looks like this Wrightia will soon be completely at the mercy of Phanera vahlii!
That looks like it !