Bonellia macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa (Introduced) (Mexico to Honduras: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest; Introduced into: Florida, Vietnam as per POWO)





From Floral Database of Tamilnadu :              

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Jacquinia aculeata Druce (?Jacquinia aculeata (L.) Mez) Shrub Plains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Sheeba J. Irwin, 1996 Chennai
Jacquinia barbasco (Loefl.) Mez = Jacquinia arborea Vahl Tree Western Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Coimbatore


Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 24.5.14:

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Jacquinia macrocarpa = Bonellia macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa Jacquinia aurantica Primulaceae Jacquinia

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Jacquinia ruscifolia = Jacquinia aculeata (L.) Mez


Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-


I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Bonellia & Jacquinia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go throughBonellia & Jacquinia ‎(Primulaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.