Maesopsis eminii Engl., Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C: 255 1895. (syn: Maesopsis stuhlmannii Engl.; Maesopsis tessmannii Engl.);
Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sao Tome,
Gabon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Congo (Brazzaville), D.R.
Congo (Zaire), Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola (incl. Cabinda), Zambia,
South Sudan, Philippines (I), Puerto Rico (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Umbrella Tree
Please help me to identify this tree. I think this is a Meliaceae member.
This lofty tree (up to 25 m) is common in the Valparai part of western ghats.
Leaves measure 10×3 cm and I could not make it out whether compound or simple. Branches drooping; fruits c. 5×2.5 cm. Flowers axillary. The fruits are devoured by Bears and other monkeys. The ripe fruit pulp has apple like texture to eat. mature fruits red-black.
Local Tamil name: Yemini
Place: Vaalparai, TN
Date: 13 July 2012
Alt.: 900 m asl
Please compare with Maesopsis emini (Rhamnaceae)
Many thanks …, I read the descriptions and it matches with Maesopsis eminii Engler of Rhamnaceae. Thank you very much.
This African tree is often planted in coffee estates for shade. The local name of this tree is ‘yemini’ and that sounds similar to the specific epithet.
For Identification of this cultivated tree SN April 40 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
This tree is found tea estate area like Walparai and Gudalur. kindly identify this tree.
It seems to be a Meliaceous tree. It is a fast growing tree
This tree is Maesopsis eminii of Rhamnaceae commonly planted in coffee estates.
Thank you … I kept this plant sample from the past four years. I am unable identify this. Today I am able to know the binomial of this tree. It is endemic to Africa, but cultivated in India. It is also a fast growing tree.