Symplocos racemosa Roxb., Fl. Ind., ed. 1832 2: 539-541 539 1832. (Syn: Dicalix propinqus (Hance) Migo; Eugeniodes beddomei (C. B. Cl.) Kuntze; Eugeniodes nicobaricum Kuntze; Eugeniodes racemosum (Roxb.) Kuntze; Hopea racemosa Dalz. & Gibs.; Lodhra hamiltoniana (Wall. ex G. Don) Miers; Lodhra nervosa Miers; Lodhra racemosa (Roxb.) Miers; Symplocos beddomei C. B. Cl.; Symplocos hamiltoniana Wall.; Symplocos impressa Fletcher; Symplocos intermedia Brand; Symplocos intermedia var. trichantha Hand.-Mazz.; Symplocos macrostachya Brand; Symplocos macrostachya var. leducii Brand; Symplocos nicobarica C. B. Cl.; Symplocos orogenes Brand; Symplocos petelotii Merr.; Symplocos propinqua HanceSymplocos racemosa Grah. (ambiguous synonym); Symplocos reticulata J. Grah.; Symplocos rigida Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Symplocos stocksii Brand);    
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan), India, Myanmar [Burma]
(widespread), Bangladesh, Darjeeling,
Thailand, Vietnam, Andamans (South
Andamans), Nicobars (Central Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar
Isl.,), Nepal,
as per Catalogue of Life

Habit- Small trees

Trunk\bark- Bark greyish, lenticellate; blaze cream
Branchlets- Young branchlets terete, glabrous, lenticellate.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole up to 1.5 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 6.5-12.5 x 3-4.3 cm, oblanceolate to narrow elliptic, apex narrowly acuminate, base acute to attenuate, margin serrate and slightly recurved, glabrous; midrib canaliculate above; secondary nerves 6-12 pairs; tertiary nerves obliquley distantly percurrent.
Flowers- Inflorescence axillary racemes, up to 14 cm long, tomentose.
Fruit & seed- Drupe, ellipsoid or oblong, ca. 1.5 cm long; seeds 1-2.
Indochina; in the Western Ghats- South, Central and south Maharashtra Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)




tree with green fruits, mm2 13 03 2013 : 2 images. 5 posts by 3 authors.
another tree with green fruits, mahabaleshwar
first week of march, 2013

small tree with fruits which were about 15mm long,
would very much appreciate an id
saw a few of these trees, trees were fifteen to eighteen feet tall

This could be Lodhri [Symplocos racemosa].

Have this on my property at Shahapur. Sending a photograph to showcase the leaves.

Supporting …

identification no170815sn1 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (10)
Your help needed in the ID. of this tree. The pictures were taken over period of a month from Jan/Feb 15. The last 3 pics (with fruits) were taken in Feb 15, which I believe is of the same tree. Is it Syzygium hemisphericum?

location: aambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune
plant habit:tree
height:about 9-10ft or above

Symplocos sp. 

Yes. S racemosa.





ANNOV35/35 Symplocos racemosa Roxb. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Family: Symplocaceae
Date: 15th November 2015
Place: Agumbe, Shimoga District, Karnataka
Habit: Short tree
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest

… mentioned that this one may not be S. racemosa as well.

Symplocos species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

Yes it is Symplocos racemosa Roxb.

The same species I have collected from Sharavathi WLS.


Symplocos racemosa—–for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in May15.


Symplocos racemosa—-for sharing : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Pictures taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Off Lonavala, Pune in Jan.17.


requesting id: taken at jamboti forest area
type; small tree

flowers are not fragrant

Symplocos racemosa, symplocaceae 🙂




Fungal disease in Symplocos racemosa : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).  
Found this peculiar fungal disease in Symplocos racemosa leaves. May be useful to someone.



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