India as per POWO;
Hamilton’s Bridelia • Hindi: गोंदनी Gondni • Marathi: चिकणी chikani, जंगली असण jungali asana • Telugu: Panchothkam, Pantangi;
… sitting on this unidentified plant since SEP 2007 🙁
Place and dates are put within the image file names.
Looks to me some species of Bridelia, or yet broadly some species from Phyllanthaceae … or it could be some other you know.

How about Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.

…, looks like a close match!

Doesnt the overall appearence, roughness of leaves, arrangement of flowers, give a look of Grievea sps??/

Please note that petals are absent in Securinega virosa. Here they can be clearly seen. Also the flowers have nearly 5 mm long pedicels. Here they are sessile.

it is Bridelia hamiltoniana Wall. ex. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 271, 1886; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 3: 68, 1958 (Repr.); Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St.
2: 865, 2001; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 4: 263, 2003; Pradhan et al, Fl. SGNP 550, 2005.
Synonyms: B. montana (Roxb.) Willd. var. hamiltoniana (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Haines, Bot. Bihar & Orissa 1: 125, 1925.
Common name: Chicknee
common in and around forest areas in Mumbai.

It is common  here at Alibag, and local marathi name is Chikankadi. Edible ones

Bridelia hamiltoniana is fairly common in and around Bombay as also in the Borivali N.P.

Forgot to mention this is one species of Bridelia which doesn’t have spines.


… this ID has been resolved as Bridelia hamiltoniana.


Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Bridelia hamiltoniana at Navi Mumbai :: PKA32 : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Seen the fruiting of Bridelia hamiltoniana at CBD Belapur hills, Navi Mumbai.

A synonym of Bridelia montana.


efloraindia: 171111 BRS171: 1 correct image as above.

Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Bridelia montana from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree
Date: Dec. 2010

I think the second picture might be Zizyphus oenoplia please check the inflorescence in the first picture and the fruits in the second one; in the second one they are axillary!

Bridelia montana (Roxb.) Willd. … Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae s. l.
… popular synonym: Bridelia hamiltoniana Wall. ex Müll.Arg.
at CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai on 16 SEP 07
at CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai on 03 NOV 07 

Fine and okay.


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