Cadaba trifoliata Wight & Arn., Cat. Ind. Pl. 7 1833. (Syn: Cadaba triphylla Wight; Crateva tapia Heyne ex Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Desmocarpus missionis Wall.; Stroemia trifoliata Roxb.);
India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of Life;
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & Keys- Cadaba fruticosa & Cadaba trifoliata)
Alagarkoil flora: Please identify the plant. Details follow:
Location- Place, Altitude, GP Alagarkoil hill range, Dindigul Dt TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild;rf
Plant Habit-shrub/shrub/small tree
Height/Length- ca. 5-10 feet; erect
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- alternate
Inflorescence Type/ Size- axillary; 1cm long
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- white
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
Cadaba trifoliata Wight & Arn of Capparidaceae family.
some useful information @
Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight Cadaba trifoliata TBN 2 from Alagarkoil : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Sending photo of this plant identified as abov species by … in my mail dated 17.07.11:
Location : Alagarkoil hill range
Altitude :1000 ft
Height :5 to 10 ft
Very interesting plant indeed.
In Maharashtra (BSI Flora) mentions only 2 sp of Cadaba. C. fruticosa and C. linearifolia.
They have 4 and 5 stamens respectively.
Your plant shows 8 distinct stamens.
Another diff. is your plant is said to be large shrub of 2-3 m.
C.fruticosa is a small shrub whereas C. linearifolia is again a 3-5 m small tree.
Cadaba trifoliata : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Found in AUROVILLE Botanical garden.
In only one previous post, stamen were 8, here 6 …… we can put now the number of stamen 6-8.
Earlier I had the good fortune to see posts on C. trifoliata in Indian Flora by Manoj Kumar Sarkar sir …..stamen 7, by Ajayan sadanandan …stamen 6, by Moorthy M. Krishnan……stamen 6 and by S Kasim sir ….stamen 6.
Cadaba trifoliata : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Cultivated in Auroville Botanical Garden TN.