Triplaris weigeltiana (Rchb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 270 1898. (Syn: Blochmannia weigeltiana Rchb.; Triplaris martiana Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey.; Triplaris martiana var. oblongifolia Meisn.; Triplaris siphonopetala H. Gross; Triplaris surinamensis Cham.; Triplaris surinamensis var. benthamiana Meisn.; Triplaris surinamensis var. chamissoana Meisn.; Triplaris surinamensis var. crassifolia Benth.; Triplaris vahliana Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey.);
Common name: Ant Tree, Long John, Mulato Tree, Long jack
Tree for ID: Location – PUNE
Form – Tree
Date – 21 th October, 2011
height –10 to 15 mtrs
Fruits –not seen
flower colour — greenish white —-pink —–brown
Please help with the ID
Looks like flower of some Shorea species.
(this hint got from a post on your facebook wall)
This can be a Shorea species, may be S. roxburghii?
Is there any chance of Engelhardita spicata ??
you might be right…Engelhardita spicata
Please mark the pinnate leaf, axillary inflorescence and unequal fruiting wings in the illustrated provided in your link. Photographs uploaded here shows none of of these features. Therefore, I’ll not go with Engelhardtia (Engelhardia in Fl. China).
i am not at all agreed with Engelhardtia spicata bcoz that plant seems to a member of dipterocarpaceae family instead of juglandeaceae.
I feel its Triplaris surinamensis – Popularly known as Helicoptor tree in South America. I have seen few in Guyana. Family – Polygonaceae.
I apologise on my wild guess….Actually I find similarities of the flowers only from the first pics. … is right.. It might be some other sps.
yes it is Triplaris sp.
ID No. MS 130812 -98- Tree in full bloom in Lalbagh , Bangalore: A beautiful tree species of Polygonaceae . A tall tree with a towering trunk and weak side branches.
Photo taken on 13.08.2012
Place Lal Bagh.
Name and possible ID : Triplaris suranamensis
ID confirmation requested.
Nice pictures … I think you are correct about the id. The accepted name however is Triplaris weigeltiana as per TPL http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2513045
The tree is located alongside the Rose garden on the way to Glass house ( West end gate to Glass house).
Ant Tree is a tree growing up to 5 m tall or more.
Leaves are nearly stalkless, 10-22 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, acute apically, wedge-shaped at the base, entire, longitudinally lined, and with numerous pairs of prominent lateral veins. Flower spikes are 6-10 cm long, bearing numerous ovate to ovate-lanceolate, hirtellous bracts, pistillate perianth accrescent and enclosing the fruit, three of the sepals much enlarged, 2.8-3.2 cm long, 4-5 mm wide, suffused red purple, showy. Achene are about 1 cm long (including the style), the styles red purple.
Ant Tree is native to South America.
(Ref. Flowers of India )
I request the members to I D this tree species. Photographed in Chennai.
Dipterocarpus sps ???
Dipterocarpus indicus Bedd. ??
Is ID correct …?
Thanks … The ID is not yet finalised .
This is what … remarked:
“yes it is a Dipterocarpaceae member
Since the wings of the fruit are 3 it is Shorea species, but leaf is variable, close to S.roxburghii but not completely match with my collection”
Was it planted?
Appears to be a shrub rather than a tree?
I could not find a match as per existing species at Dipterocarpaceae
It is planted in Theosophical Society campus, Chennai. Photographs received from one of my friends for I D.
I have requested for the habit photo. But not yet received.
Triplaris weigeltiana ?
I am posting few more pictures received from Chennai. Now, it looks it could be a species of Triplaris as suggested by …
For me it looks the ID by … is correct.
Thank you, yes it looks like Triplaris weightiana