Cordia lutea Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 421 1792. (Syn: Calyptracordia rotundifolia (Ruiz & Pav.) Friesen; Coilanthera rotundifolia Raf.; Cordia marchionica Drake; Cordia rotundifolia Ruiz & Pav.; Ectemis lutea (Lam.) Raf.; Firensia lutea (Lam.) Raf.; Gerascanthus luteus (Lam.) Borhidi; Gerascanthus rotundifolius (Ruiz & Pav.) Friesen; Lithocardium flavum (Andersson) Kuntze; Lithocardium rotundifolium Kuntze; Varronia flava Andersson; Varronia rotundifolia A.DC. (Unresolved));
Common name: Yellow Cordia, Yellow Geiger, Muyuyo;
I D for Chennai tree: I retrieved the photographs from my archives. I took the photographs during June 2005, if I remember right.
I have not seen anywhere else in Chennai.
This is a small tree abutting the compound wall.
Could this be a species of Cordia. Leaves also look like Cissus.
Location : Sardar Patel Road, near Anna University.
–Cordia lutea, perhaps.
I am attaching the pictures of Cordia species.
Location: Sardar Patel Road, Chennai (near Anna University)
Date 25th November 2005.
I posted these pictures earlier also. But not yet been confirmed.
Cordia lutea, perhaps.