gly-KOS-mis — sweet-smelling
pen-tuh-FIL-uh — from the Greek penta (five) and phyllum (leaf)
… Dave’s Botanary
Feb 18, 2012 … Mollem National Park, Goa
commonly known as: gin berry, orangeberry, rum berry • Bengali: আশ শ্যাওড়া ash sheora, বন জামির ban jamir • Hindi: बन निम्बू ban nimbu • Marathi: किरमिरा kirmira • Oriya: ଅଣାଚାରା anachara, ଚାଉଳଧୁଆ chauladhua • Tamil: காட்டுக்கொஞ்சி kattu-k-konci, கொஞ்சி konci • Telugu: గొంజి gonji
Native to: Indomalaysia
References: Flowers of India • Biotik • ENVIS – FRLHT • DDSA • Further Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Feb 18, 2012 … Mollem National Park, Goa
Oct 15, 2010 … near Lion’s Point, Lonavala, Maharashtra
New to me.
Characters to look for in Genus Glycosmis
…Leaflets 3-5. Base equal.
Diff. between the two species observed in Mah.
1 Leaflets with subdentate margin; ovary ovoid,sessile; fruits glandular mammilate…..G.pentaphylla
1 Leaflets with entire margin; ovary fusiform,stalked; fruits glandular pitted…..G.mauritiana.
Please check for the leaf character carefully.
Is supposed to be found on edges of jungles in Bengal…
new to me’
Many thanks …, … I must be wrong in my ID as per your keys.
Attaching pics of what i know as Glycosmis pentaphylla. I can’t say about the authenticity of the ID but this plant is very common here and it is known as toothbrush-plant in English and AASH-SHAORA (আশ শ্যাওড়া) in Bengali. I am not adding any taxonomist name because –
I took these pics about 2 hours ago, except the last one (yesterday).
Many thanks … ji for validating posted plant.
Even a few months ago i would have easily said that it is G. pentaphylla. But the more i go exploring the plants the more i get confused.
I hope the following table helps you. The key is from An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India by K.M.Matthew (1991).