Monoon fragrans (Dalzell) B. Xue & R. M. K. Saunders, Taxon 61: 1031. 2012. (Basionym : Guatteria fragrans Dalzell; Syn: Polyalthia fragrans (Dalzell) Bedd.)) as per A conspectus of Indo-Burmese
I. M. Turner (2015);

Images by (Anurag Sharma – identified by
Tapas Chakrabarty), (Prashant Awale – validation by Santosh Kumar), Navendu
Page & (Prasanna Gogate – identified by Vijayasankar Raman), (Inserted by
Bhagyashri Ranade)







It could be Polyalthia fragrans

Cananga odorata

yes it is Polyalthia fragrans a rare tree and found in Amboli or in
Devrais in savantwadi, Maharashtra.. 

I am a bit confused…. so which is it?
there are two botanists I think with two answers…
is it ylang ylang or is it  polyalthia fragrans?
experts please clarify…. 

… having taken look at pictures of both species on internet, to me both of them look quite close !!
So my guess will not add any value to this post.
Requesting .. to reconsider their IDs and comment.

…precisely… this is my reservation about बेधडक  id of a plant based on low resolution pictures that are often of poor quality…

its not just flowers’ id…
I have the same reservation about diagnosis on telemedicine…about some cancers in particular… where the malignant cells’s features do not get transmitted properly… etc etc….
I always knew one had tho look at the tree/shrub/herb/plant in to to, bark, leaves and flowers, often dissecting them in great details ….  to arrive at a diagnosis… that’s why I am in awe of people who can do it… in most cases its possible, I guess…. when afeature is soooo unique as in the Jabotyicab I showed… etc… but ylang ylang… too many variations and types across the continents… and too many other things that loo alike…
we may need to re think…
while I have your attention, that yellow flower labelled as Rudbeckia in flowers of india net may not be rudbeckia… need to be looked at and all the pictures that were taken that day  at the same time..carefully…  (also that website may have been hacked… asks for email address of you and your friend just to let one see the flower picture since yesterday evening)
my two cents worth…. about rudbeckia

Its a Polyalthia fragrans
i have collected specimens from Amboli 



This is the fifth and the final species of Annonaceae from Maharashtra. I will start with Annonaceae of central Western Ghats (Goa and Karnataka) next

Wow, Nice find..  keep posting, enjoying all yr uploads…




Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight :: Annonaceae » Polyalthia fragrans ? at Karnataka:: PKA-March-18:: : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).

A big tree spotted in North Karnataka.
Bot. name: Polyalthia fragrans ?
Family: Annonaceae

Looks similar to Polyalthia fragrans




ANNOV34/34 Polyalthia fragrans (Dalzell) Bedd. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Family: Annonaceae
Date: 15th November 2015
Place: Agumbe, Shimoga District, Karnataka

Habit: Tall tree
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest

= Monoon fragrans (Dalzell) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders in Taxon 61: 1031. 2012. Guatteria fragrans Dalzell in Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 206. 1851.
Polyalthia fragrans (Dalzell) Bedd., Icon. Pl. Ind. Or. 11, t. 54. 1869.


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