IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN)

Dimorphocalyx beddomei (Benth.) Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 23: 124 1969. (Syn: Trigonostemon beddomei (Benth.) N.P.Balakr.; Tritaxis beddomei Benth.);






Tree for identification 260712MK01:

Please help me to identify this tree found in rain forests of Vaalparai in Western Ghats.
I could locate proper flowers of this. and the winged fruits measures up to 4cm across. Leaves about 15cm longer.
Could this be any Dipterocarp?
Place: vaalparai, TN
Date: 13 July 2012
Alt.: 950 m asl
Habitat: roadside near rain forest

It is a Diospyros species.

The fruits are c.3cm across. I have attached the pictures of fruits here.

Dimorphocalyx beddomei

Yes, after seeing the fruits I realized it is not Diospyros. … should be right…

Many thanks for confirming this species. But isn’t Dimorphocalyx beddomei an endemic to Agasthiyarmalai (Tirunelveli dist.)?

yes it is Dimorphocalyx beddomei




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Name: Dimorphocalyx beddomei (Benth.) Airy Shaw

Date: 13 July 2013
Place: Valparai, TN
Habitat: evergreen forests
Correct me if this is wrong. 

I am delighted seeing the images of this endemic species, Dimorphocalyx beddomei.



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