Fagraea ceilanica Thunb., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 3: 132 1782. (Syn: Fagraea coromandelina Wight; Fagraea gardneri Thwaites; Fagraea khasiana Benth.; Fagraea malabarica Blume; Fagraea malabarica Wight; Fagraea obovata Wall.; Fagraea prainii Gand.; Fagraea rostrata Blume; Fagraea sasakii Hayata; Gardenia heteroclyta J.König ex Blume; Hillia longiflora hort. ex Lem.; Solandra oppositifolia Moon (Unresolved); Willughbeia ceilanica Spreng.; Willughbeia obovata Spreng.; Winchia cirrhifera Gardner ex Thwaites) as per The Plant List;
Habit- Small trees up to 10 m tall, strangler when young.
Trunk & Bark- Bark brownish, shallowly fissured; blaze white.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets corky, quadrangular, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, clustered at end of branchlets; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm long with decurrent leaf base, stipular sheathing at base; lamina 9-18x 4-8.5 cm, usually obovate, apex rounded to abruptly short acuminate, base narrow cuneate and decurrent, margin entire, fleshy, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves obscurely visible, tertiary and higher order nerves not visible.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers large, in terminal cymes; petals yellow outside and white inside.
Fruit and Seed- Berry, ellipsoid to globose, apiculate, 3-5 cm wide with persistent calyx lobes; seeds many.
In open evergreen forests up to 1800 m.
Indomalaysia; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
Plant for ID SMP1 23/2/2011: Was going through my collection.
– I am making a wild guess about the Family, i may be totally wrong…… “Loganiaceae“..
– I was waiting for someone to pick the thread from your guess Loganiaceae. Yes, you seem to be right once more, keep it up. How did you guess?
This is Fagraea ceilanica, this is a shrub of evergreen forests often epiphytic on Terminalia paniculata.
For ID 24520121 Evergreen Shola tree: Location:Brahmagiri
Along the trek route, i could see this tree in the Shola in front..
Found along with Gordonia obtusa. id help appreciated
Could that be Fagraea ceilanica of Loganiaceae family
Checked in my Field Guide … It is most probably Fagraea ceilanica 🙂 thanks
what is shola?
Shola forests are unique montane vegetation occupying temperate habitats in tropical latitude and are communities restricted to valley and depressions especially along the folds of hills.. High altitude
Thank you, so do I understand it correctly that they can be any vegetation or does it consist of any particular tree/plant variety…??
Fwd: Meghamalai 171113 TBN 2 for id : Attachments (4). 12 posts by 6 authors.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Location :Meghamalai sanctuary
Altitude : approx 3000 ft
Height :30 ft
Fruits :,? gall only seen
Fagrea sp: Loganicaeae
yes, the tree matches with the one in biotik
Thanks a lot for solving the id. Is it Fagraea ceilanica or ceylanica?
I believe Fagraea ceilanica Thub. is the correct name.
This is an epiphytic climber and not a tree. Usually the host tree is Terminallia crenulata
It is Fagraea but , I feel it is a different species. may be F. obovata? I am not sure whether this is a synonym for F. ceilanica
Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Fagraea zeylanica from Kerala: 090714 SS-1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
A few pictures of Fagraea zeylanica.
Photographed on 10 Dec 2010 from Western Ghats, Kerala.
Sorry for the low quality pictures. The plant was growing clinging to a rock face and the pictures were taken from a distance.
Eravikulam National Park :: Fagraea ceilanica :: DV12JUL : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Date: June 3 – 6, 2014 … Elevation: around 1600m asl
Fagraea ceilanica Thunb. … (family: Gentianaceae, also placed in Loganiaceae)
Another excellent upload, thanks …
HAL 26 27/10/2014 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Please ID this small medicinal shrub with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2012.
Looks like Fagraea ceilanica. Flowers quite fragrant.
Tank you for the ID which tallies with the record of this plant in Sri Lanka.
18062013 ASP 62 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Please ID this medicinal herb. Photo was taken in Dec 2012 in Sri Lanka.
ID No.07062011 RD03: (mixed thread)- Please help to identify this sp
Date/Time-04/05/2011- 11:30 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Small tree
Flower: as seen in the photos (5-7cm)
Could it be
Katsagon • Hindi: मरॊड़फली Marodphali
Botanical name: Haplophragma adenophyllum Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
Synonyms: Bignonia adenophylla, Fernandoa adenophylla, Spathodea adenophylla
I have referred to Flowers of India
This would be Fagraea ceilanica (Loganiaceae). Is this a hemi-epiphyte, I mean, was it growing on another tree partially or fully?
141-TSP-ID-28JAN2018-2: A tree near Sakaleshpur for ID assistance. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly examine and identify this Tree.
Habitat: Wild,Semi-evergreen forest fringe by a roadside.
Sighting: Near Sakaleshpur,Karnataka.