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Request Tree ID 55 – Bangalore – RA: Lalbagh, Bangalore


Looks like Euphorbiaceae member. Possibly related to Jatropha.


just guess, can it be Hevea species


I also feel it could be H.brasiliensis, commercial Rubber tree.


Not Hevea brisiliensis please, which has trifoliate leaves, whereas this one has simply deeply lobed leaves. Also fruits are weekly tilobed in Hevea, not here.


Identity of the ZZ Unknown 055 Tree is Manihot glaziovii


Yes it is Manihot glaziovii of Euphorbiaceae family, a close relative of tapioca.


Manihot glaziovii is a glabrous shrub or tree to 6 m high, occasionally taller (10-20 m), often with several weak branches from near the base.
Bark papery, peeling, dark reddish brown. Young shoots glaucous.
Leaves deeply palmipartite, 3-5 lobed, peltate. Cordate, membranous-chartaceous, lobes broadly ovate to obovate, (4-)7-12(-15) cm long, (2-)4-8(-10) wide, entire. Green above, glaucous beneath, petiole to 25 cm long, often tinged reddish. Stipules lanceolate 5 mm long, entire, decidous.
Inflorescence paniculate, to 12 cm long, bracts resembling the stipules. Male flowers 7-9 mm long, female flowers 0.8-1.4 cm long extending to 2-3 cm in fruit.
Fruit globose 1.9-2 cm by 1.9-2.2 cm, smooth, muricate-tuberculate, endocarp woody.

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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : Manihot carthagenensis subsp. glaziovii, (Mull. Arg.) Allem <=> Ceara Rubber Tree – Bangalore – RA : Attachments (9 + 4). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Manihot glaziovii is a glabrous shrub or tree to 6 m high, occasionally taller (10-20 m), often with several weak branches from near the base.

Bark papery, peeling, dark reddish brown. Young shoots glaucous.
Leaves deeply palmipartite, 3-5 lobed, peltate. Cordate, membranous-chartaceous, lobes broadly ovate to obovate, (4-)7-12(-15) cm long, (2-)4-8(-10) wide, entire. Green above, glaucous beneath, petiole to 25 cm long, often tinged reddish. Stipules lanceolate 5 mm long, entire, decidous.
Inflorescence paniculate, to 12 cm long, bracts resembling the stipules. Male flowers 7-9 mm long, female flowers 0.8-1.4 cm long extending to 2-3 cm in fruit.
Fruit globose 1.9-2 cm by 1.9-2.2 cm, smooth, muricate-tuberculate, endocarp woody.


Manihot glaziovii Müll.Arg. in Mart., Fl. Bras. 11(2): 446. 1874; Brandis, Indian Trees 582. 1906; Gamble, Fl. Madras 2(7): 1346. 1925 (repr. ed. 2: 942. 1957).
The name cited by you as per Flora of China is a synonym.
Its cultivation is now discontinued in India. 


 

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Euphorbiaceae tree for ID :: Palakkad :: MK002 OCT2016 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Please help me in identifying the Euphorbiaceae tree found in moist forests. I have also seen this plant in the Mettupalayam region (foothills en route Ooty).
The stem is characteristic of having peeled bark with light-brown colour; plant with milky latex.
Flowers seen on month of July (1cm across; cream coloured)
Fruits (October) are 3-4 cm across
Location: Kanchikode of Palakkad Dist, Kerala
Date: 19 October 2016
Alt.: 120 m asl


Could this be Manihot glaviozii of Euphorbiaceae?


Yes …, This is Ceara rubber tree (Manihot glaziovii). It is now naturalized in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and also occasionally seen in the Andamans though its cultivation is now discontinued.


Yes, It is Manihot glaziovii


Thank you … for confirming the ID and for the details.


  
 
 
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