eh-RET-ee-uh — named for Georg Dionysius Ehret, 18th century botanical artist
my-kro-FIL-uh — small leaf
Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Philippine tea, Fukien tea • Hindi: pala • Kannada: bute • Tamil: kattu-vellilai, kodikarai, குருவிஞ்சி kuruvinci • Telugu: బావనబూరె bavanaburei, బూరె bure

Native to: India, southeast Asia to southern China; also cultivated


Shrubs or small trees, to 2 m tall; twigs glabrous to sparsely strigillose. Leaves mostly fasciculate on short, spur-like branches, occasionally alternate, to 4.0 x 1.5 cm wide, often small, spathulate, retuse and/or with 2-7 teeth at apex, the bases attenuate, somewhat coriaceous, uniformly scabrate above, the trichomes with cystolith-like bases; subsessile. Inflorescence mostly solitary and axillary. Flowers small, subsessile; pedicels c. 2 mm long. Sepals 5, slightly connate basally, spathulate, 3-3.5 mm long, to 4 mm in fruit. Corolla salverform, white, tube shallow, 5-lobed, the lobes c. 3 mm long. Stamens exserted, anthers c. 1.2-1.6 mm long; filaments 1.5 mm long. Ovary globose; the style slender and elongate, cleft below the middle; stigmas scarcely differentiated. Fruit drupaceous, globose, 3.5-4 mm in diam, 4-seeded, not separating at maturity. 

Flowering and fruiting: November-December 
Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
Indo-Malesia

 

 

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Carmona retusa?? 100411-PKA1: Seen this Shrub at Veer Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
Could this be Carmona retusa (Boraginaceae Family)??
Date/Time: 09-04-2011 / 10:50AM
Location: Veer Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai
Habitat: Cultivated
Plant Habit: Shrub 


 

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ornamental ? shrub from Alipore 30-05-12 SK2: My ‘simple search’ method doesn’t work anymore :((

The question: is this called ‘farinose’ leaf?
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : ornamental (?) shrub
Date : 25-05-12, 12.47 p.m.
Place : The Agri-Hort. Soc. of India, Alipore (KOLKATA)


try

  • Punctate: Dotted with minute pits or translucent dots.
  • Papillate (Papillose): Bearing minute, pimplelike protuberances.
  • reference: a botany prof’s blog at : http://waynesword.palomar.edu/termlf2.htm
  • you’ll enjoy his blog  
ps farinose is like dust ON the leaf surface
this here is part of the leaf skin?

tried punctate… and failed. I bookmarked that url yesterday, also this one – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf#Surface


Searched a lot…but :(((
Three option : 1) Ardisia 2) Embelia 3) Ilex
Attaching three more pics.



no .. leaf shape etc is very different
i’ll try to go this weekend and see if I can find someone May be one of the botanists to ask


please check for the Philippine tea; Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam. (synonym of Ehretia microphylla Lam.).
Please wait for comment(s).


Thank you for the ID suggestion. It matches :-

I think this thread may be your clue…. and diagnosis
Ehretia microphylla Lam. … syn. Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam.

[efloraofindia:118603] Boraginaceae Week :: Ehretia microphylla in Thane submittted by … today 


 

 

Boraginaceae Week :: Ehretia microphylla in Thane:  Ehretia microphylla Lam. … syn. Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam.

eh-RET-ee-uh — named for Georg Dionysius Ehret, 18th century botanical artist
my-kro-FIL-uh — small leaf
Dave’s Botanary
Sep 8, 2007 … along Eastern Express Highway, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: Philippine tea, Fukien tea • Hindi: pala • Kannada: bute • Tamil: kattu-vellilai, kodikarai, குருவிஞ்சி kuruvinci • Telugu: బావనబూరె bavanaburei, బూరె bure
Native to: India, southeast Asia to southern China; also cultivated
References: Flowers of IndiaPhilippine Herbal Medicine SiteWikipediaPIER species info
more views: Sep 8, 2007 … along Eastern Express Highway, Thane, Maharashtra 


 
Boraginaceae Week :: Carmona retusa at Mumbai:  Seen this Shrub at Veer Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
Bot. name: Carmona retusa (Boraginaceae Family)
Date/Time: 09-04-2011 / 10:50AM
Location:
Veer Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai
Habitat: Cultivated
Plant Habit: Shrub


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Boraginaceae week : Ehretia microphylla Lam. (Alipore):

This is the last Boraginaceae member that i know since the 1st Day of this month.
Species : Ehretia microphylla Lam.
Habit & Habitat : garden shrub
Date : 25/5/12, 12.47 p.m.
Place : Alipore (Kolkata), WB
More pictures are in another post where this species has been identified by …- https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/indiantreepix/Vt03A7wYA0g.


 

 

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Boraginaceae Week 04062012 TBN1 FROM Madurai for id:  I think that the shrub/straggler, photos of which are attached is Carmona retusa (?Ehretia micrpphylla )
Date : 04.06.2012
Location: Madurai city
Habitat :Own garden -sapling from Auroville
Habit :Shrub/straggler
Height :6 -8 feet
Leaves : small and shiny green
Flower : white
Fruit : old ones orangish red
Local name: ?Kuruvi palam
Please validate.


Yes … Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam. … synonym of Ehretia microphylla Lam.
Not aware of the name kuruvi palam … some names in Tamil are: kattu-vellilai, kodikarai, குருவிஞ்சி kuruvinci


Many thanks for the feedback. I had bought it at Auroville, Pondy as Carmona retusa sapling and afterwards planted it at home.

 

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Small Ornamental Bush for ID : Oman : 311012 : AK-1: This picture is taken a couple of days ago on 29/10/12 in Muscat.

A small, cultivated, ornamental bush with very tiny leaves & flowers.
Flower size about 1 cm.
I seem to know the name but can’t recollect it.
I think it is some Malpighia species.


Could be Cotoneaster microphyllus but not very sure.


flower is not a malphigia


you dont have more pictures? of the whole plant? and fruits?


Thanks for a possible id.
I think I have seen this in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai too.
It is a very common ornamental plant.
I have never come across fruits.
Will search for more pictures and post.
The flower is so tiny, it is very difficult to get a good picture.


I was able to visit the place again and take more pictures as requested by you last weekend.
Flower is too tiny, may be less than a cm.
It was very difficult to capture it without a macro lens.


… chances of Ehretia microphylla (family Boraginaceae).


You seem to be right.
Leaves & flowers do resemble Ehretia microphylla.
Let us wait for expert validation.


I agree with … id: Ehretia microphylla (= Carmona retusa).


I have seen Cotoneaster microphyllus flowers in California near University of Berkeley and else where. They look slightly different.


 

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Fwd: ID for plant growing wild in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID captured growing wild in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in August 2013.


Looks like Philippine tea (Carmona retusa) Family: Boraginaceae. A shrub growing 3-4 m height


No doubt it is Carmona retusa (= Ehretia microphylla) of Boraginaceae


It is carmona retusa, Boraginaceae



 

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identification no 220414sn1 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8).

Kindly help in identification.

date/time: dec12
location: ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune
habitat: wild
plant habit: shrub
height: about4 ft
leaves: shiny, hard and thick


Can this be Ehretia microphylla?


Carmona retusa of Boraginaceae.


I think they are synonyms.


This is an interesting plant. Could you please give exact location of plant on Amby Valley road either by marking on google earth or by GPS coordinates. 


As most of my pics this is at my farm at Ambyvalley rd., lonavala pune. If you wish please visit my farm.I shall be very happy. 


these may be the coordinates 

18* 40′ 54.41″ N
73* 23′ 17.76″ E 
Elev : 2371 ft
Eye Alt: 43606 ft


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NA18/08 Id requirement of plant used as hedge3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Require identification of the plant used as hedge
Flower color: White (Star shape)
Photographed in a Garden Location: Thane
Date: 17th August 2015


This is Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam. from Boraginaceae


 

 

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Ehretia microphylla : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Vandalur hills.

  
Ehretia microphylla Lam. : 9 posts by 2 authors. 7 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location :  Koh Chang, Thailand
Date: 09 December 2019
Elevation : MSL
Habitat : Cultivated
Syn : Carmona microphylla (Lam.) G.Don


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