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Rutaceae week: Melicope lunuankenda at Chorla Ghat: Seen this large evergreen tree at “Chorla Ghat, Belgaum-Goa Route”.
Bot. name: Melicope lunuankenda
Family: Rutaceae
Local name: Bok,


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Rutaceae Week :: Melicope lunu-ankenda at Anshi:   Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley
mel-ee-KO-pay — from the Greek meli (honey) and kope (a division)
¿ loon-yoo-UN-kan-duh ? — derivation obscure
Dave’s Botanary

Feb 21, 2012 … along Anshi Ghat near Anshi, Karnataka
commonly known as: melicopeMalayalam: കമ്പിളി kampili, കനല kanala, കാട്ടുചമ്പകം kattucampakam, നാശകം nasakamMarathi: बोक bokTamil: காட்டுசம்பகம் kattucampakam
Native to: s China, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indo-China, Malesia
References: BiotikFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar • GRINFRLHT
more views: Feb 21, 2012 … along Anshi Ghat near Anshi, Karnataka


Melicope lunuankenda

Marathi : Bok बोक
Really a very difficult name to read and pronounce. Thanks for sharing.
A native plant to Maharashtra.
Important characters to look for:
Large evergreen tree observed occasionally in evergreen forests at high elevations.
Unarmed. Branching above the 2/3 rd portion of the stem
Leaves opposite 3 foliolate(Digitate)
Flowers :Unisexual.small 0.2cm. 4 merous in panicles.
Fruits called as cocci 0.4 to 0.5cm across globose.



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Nilgiris: evergreen tree for identification 310813MK01 : Attachments (10). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Please help me to identify this tree commonly found in evergreen forests of Nilgiris.
The tree can grow up to 20 metre in height.
Leaves: 3-foliolate and leaflet up to 15cm long
Alt.: 2000 m asl
Date: 15 July 2013
Place: Kothagiri RF, Nilgiris, TN

It may be of Melicope lunu-ankenda (= Euodia l.) of Rutaceae.


Yes it do looks like Melicope lunu-ankenda.
Unfortunately I have not crushed these leaves to smell the fragrance of Rutaceae.
Image in BIOTIK also looks very similar to the id.

Supporting …



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Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley SN June 38, : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley, (=  Euodia lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) Merr.),
shrub from Talakunda area of Nilgiri, Western Ghats,  Tamilnadu



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For identification. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Please help with ID of this Tree species…
Tropical semi-evergreen habitat (Grassland), Sagar taluk, Shivamogga, Karnataka (W ghats)
Trifoliate, acute, Tapering leaf base, Entire, Stipules absent, Racemose inflorescence..

Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley of family Rutaceae
Crush the leaves and smell it.



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FOR VALIDATION & ID :: ¿ Syzygium ? :: Yercaud :: 25 JAN 18 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Yercaud … (literally, lake forest), Tamil Nadu
… planted along road in proper Yercaud … Date: January 25, 2018 … Altitude: about 1,623 m (5324 feet) asl
Could this tree be some species of Syzygium ? You may click on the photos to reach photopage in flickr to download the larger original version (or please ask me to provide).

Flowers of Eucalyptus and leaves of Melicope lunu-ankenda

🙂 🙂 🙂 … This is result of crossing the limits of posting queries per day 🙂 …. thank you very very much


Please note ‘operculum’, a protective caducous conical part of calyx that conceals flower in the bud stage. In Myrtaceae this feature is specific to Eucalyptus genus. Generic name refers to this feature.

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via Species‎ > ‎M‎ > Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley … family: Rutaceae
Flowers of India   Discussions at efloraofindia   more views in flickr   more views on Google Earth
mel-ee-KO-pay — from the Greek meli (honey) and kope (a division), referring to four glands near the ovaryDave’s Botanary
¿ lu-nu-UN-can-duh ? — Sinhalese name of this plant, ලුණු·අන්කෙන්ද lunu-ankendaA Sinhalese-English dictionary by Charles Carter
commonly known as: matchbox tree, melicopeAssamese: মিডাউমা বিফাংগ midauma-baphangKannada: ಬೆಂಕಿಪೆಟ್ಟಿ ಗಿಡ benkipettige gida, ಮುಗಳಿ mugaliMalayalam: കമ്പിളി kampili, കനല kanala, കാട്ടുചമ്പകം kattucampakam, നാശകം nasakam, തീപ്പെട്ടിമരം theepettimaramMarathi: बोक bokTamil: காட்டுசம்பகம் kattucampakamTelugu: వనసంపంగి vanashampangeTulu: ಸೂತಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಮರ soothapettige mara
botanical names: Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley … synonyms: Fagara lunu-ankenda Gaertn. (basionym) • Euodia lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) Merr. • Evodia roxburghiana Benth. • Zanthoxylum roxburghianum Cham. … BiotikNPGS / GRIN
February 18, 2012 … along Chorla Ghat

Any idea why this is called Matchbox tree?

Very interesting….

… … wood of this tree is used for making match box / match sticks … this name in English is derived from the south Indian languages
Kannada: ಬೆಂಕಿಪೆಟ್ಟಿ ಗಿಡ benkipettige gidaMalayalam: തീപ്പെട്ടിമരം theepettimaramTulu: ಸೂತಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಮರ soothapettige mara

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Names of Plants in India :: Melicope lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) T.G. Hartley:
mel-ee-KO-pay — from the Greek meli (honey) and kope (a division), referring to four glands near the ovary … Dave’s Botanary
¿ lu-nu-UN-can-duh ? — Sinhalese name of this plant, ලුණු·අන්කෙන්ද lunu-ankendaA Sinhalese-English dictionary by Charles Carter
commonly known as: matchbox tree, melicopeAssamese: মিডাউমা বিফাংগ midauma-baphangKannada: ಬೆಂಕಿಪೆಟ್ಟಿ ಗಿಡ benkipettige gida, ಮುಗಳಿ mugaliMalayalam: കമ്പിളി kampili, കനല kanala, കാട്ടുചമ്പകം kattucampakam, നാശകം nasakam, തീപ്പെട്ടിമരം theepettimaramMarathi: बोक bokTamil: கானலி kanali, காட்டுசம்பகம் kattucampakamTelugu: వనసంపంగి vanashampangeTulu: ಸೂತಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಮರ soothapettige mara
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Dear friends,
Above photo details: sighted along Chorla Ghat near Ivorem, Goa on 18 FEB 12
Please validate the names for any error(s).


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120 ID wild plant Melicope sp.: 15 images.

Please ID wild plant (sample flowers from a fallen branch),
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 27.07.2021, 10.40am
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: tree, erect, branches, hardwood but no heart-wood, palewhite bark stuffed with cork, long lasting (wood used for making matchboxes and sticks)
Height: 10 meters
Leaves: opposite, tripartite, ovate, oblong, apex, aromatic, size:12×8cm or less
Flower: racemose, 4 petals, diameter:02mm, white, fragrant
Fruit: globular quadratic green into black, diameter (single):3mm
Seed:
Camera: Samsung Galaxy A21s

Just a suggestion !
Please check this link whether your photographs tally with this ?:
http://flora-peninsula-indica.ces.iisc.ac.in/herbsheet.php?id=8755&cat=7


Yes, it is correct and matching with my image of flora of peninsular India. Many trees including young of this kind growing here


Yes, it is matching of flora of peninsular India with my image, dear …
Many trees of this kind growing here.



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