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ID of tree called Karap:

date: 6.11.11
Location: Vihigaon Near Kasara Dist Thane Maharashtra
Locally called Karap
It is a tree almost 30-40 feet tall
bark: dark cracked
Leaves at the ends of the branches
Leaves simple opposite 5-10 cm by 3-4 cm
Ovate petioles only 0.5 cm
younger leaves seen reddish and later light green.

fruits are small and black when ripe edible and consumed by humans

… based on common name karap OR karpa, there is at least one species, which you may check for: Lepisanthes tetraphylla

I have referred to the name Lepisanthes tetraphylla before. but it has
2 Major differences
1. the leaves of Lepisanthes tetraphylla are compound
2. the leaves of Lepisanthes tetraphylla are alternately arranged.

I have posted the photographs of karap here

Possibly Lagerstroemia microcarpa, Nana in marathi. A capsule picture can confirm the ID.

I checked out for Nana but the plant has white bark while the one i saw had a dark almost black bark.
leaves of Nana are lance shaped with a slight acuminate apex while the tree i saw had ovate leaves.
I do not think it would be L. microcarpa

It may be Ixora arborea. But more details of the plant are needed to confirm the id.

I am uploading photographs of the trees as i have managed to capture.

I am willing to improve my skills to enable better identification.

I happened to talk to a few people working in the same area who told me that the local people call Memecylon umbellatum as karap. Now I think I need to observe its flowers to confirm.

Here is another thread giving pictures:

ID No.24062011 _climber 02: Help to identify the climber

Date/Time-30/3/2011- 09 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climbing shrub

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 10-14X6-10

Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Greenish

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen

Occurance- common


Tree of Mt Slamet: Could you help me ID our tree please. A tree, ca 8 m tall, 10 – 20 cm diameter. Mt Slamet ca 2200 m alt.

After seeing the roadside tree posted by …, on 26 Nov 11, I think our tree is Quercus sundaica, Q. induta, or Q. lincata? Thank you.

Not Quercus please, nor was … tree so. It was Alnus NEPALENSIS

Your tree has distinct moniliform pods/fruits

Do you have distribution of Colebrookea oppositifolia Sm. Dr. Widodo ?

I don’t know whether we have or not, because I have never seen Colebrookea.  Based on the references it is distributed in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan, not in Indonesia.

Elsholtzia is also possible as similar inflorescence seen in Elsholtzia fruticosa

It has got no distribution in Indonesia !


Request for plant identification: Plant location: Talaja, Bhavnagar, Gujarat

One can’t imagine identifying a grass without inflorescence.


identification no 050911sn1: Kindly identify.I am sure it is Terminalia chebula(Hirda).But I need your validation.

date/time:aug 11
location: mulshi,pune
plant habit:tree

height/length:more than 10 ft.

I am sorry … i may be wrong but this doesn’t seem like Hirda….leaves are too thick to be that of Hirda and fruits too much rounded….


I here with attaching Terminalia chebula

It is not T. chebula for sure.

The leaf looks like species of Calophyllum, but sessile fruits?


Pls identify this tree: Need help identifying this tree..Think it is the cannonball tree.. Am I right?

This looks more like a Boabab tree [Adansonia digitata].

It is extremely different from Canon ball and Boabab tree.

Crateva sp. ?


just interesting pointy emerging  leaves: I realise with only one pic this may be difficult/ impossible.

Please can someone id this tree?
Pic taken in GANTOK. SIKKIM. 7th April 2011
Habitat….. Private garden.
Large tree.

No mature leaves or flowers… just interesting pointy emerging leaves.

270920112037:  Kindly help Id this wild herb from Pune
Date/Time-Sep 2011
Height/Length- about 8-10 cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Inflorescence Type/ Size- green I think
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- flowers had not bloomed then but I checked again after some days it appeared to be the same

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen


efloraofin​dia:”For Id 06112011MR​1’’ wild plant with shiny leaves Pune:

Date/Time- Oct 2011

Kindly help Id this plant growing in wild at Pune

about a foot in height.with shiny green leaves

I have observed it for a month and it has not changed in height neither flowered


W.Bengal plant_ID plz_RKC01_23072012: Attaching an image sent by one of my friends for ID plz.

Locality: Buxa National Park, W. Bengal

Date: April, 2012.