Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to N. Queensland as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Bangladesh; Borneo; China Southeast; India; Jawa; Lesser Sunda Is.;
Malaya; Maluku; Myanmar; New Guinea; Nicobar Is.; Philippines; Queensland; Sri
; Sumatera; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam
as per Catalogue of life;

Deciduous dioecious evergreen trees, to 25 m high; bark reddish-brown, thin, smooth, pealing off in thin scales. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules lateral, 2.5-4.5 mm long, lanceolate, brownish-scarious; petiole 5-10 mm long, slender grooved above, glabrous; lamina 4-12 x 2.5-6 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base unequal or acute, apex obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above and glaucous beneath, membranous; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, slender, faint. Flowers unisexual, green, axillary; male flowers : fascicled, many together, axillary; pedicels ca. 4-6 mm long; tepals 4, biseriate, outer ones ovate, 1-1.5 × 0.6-1 mm, inner ones obovate, 1.3-1.8 × 1-1.5 mm; disc adnate, smooth; stamens 4, free; filaments 0.7-1.5 mm long; anthers elliptic or oblong; female flowers solitary or few together; pedicels subterete, 8-21 mm long; tepals 4, biseriate, ovate to oblong, ca. 1.5-2 mm long; disc entire, adnate; ovary superior, 3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; styles 3, free or basally connate, spreading, shortly bifid. Fruit a capsule, 8 mm across, depressed globose, irregularly dehiscent, 3-lobed; pericarp thin, membranous; seeds subtrigonus; arillate.

Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Semi-evergreen forests
Indo-Malesia to Australia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from


pls help me to identify: I think this is Margaritaria indica.

It does look like Margaritaria indica.
Any fruit or seeds? It would be helpful if you could reduce the bytes of your pics! 


Alagarkoil 160713 TBN 1for id : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 3 authors. 

Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date           :26.05.13                                                               
Location     :Alagarkoil, Periaaruvi valley
Altitude      :approx 800 to 1000ft
Habitat        :wiid
Habit           :tree
Height         :20 t0 30 ft
Leaves         😕 simple
Flowers       :not seen
Fruits           :seen small berries with persistent calyx  

please check Margaritaria indica of Euphorbiaceae

Yes, I agree with … ID.



Sending photos of Margaritaria indica, identified by … in my  efloraofindia mail dated 17.07.13. This was recorded at Periaaruvi valley of Alagarkoil hill ranges.

Margaritaria indica, a widespread species.

here is Margaritaria indica syn. Phyllanthus indicus from Tungareshwar WLS. Pictures taken at different times – Flowers in April and Fruit in early monsoon.

Correct identification.

Euphorbiaceae Fortnight :: Tree for ID from Theni :: MK008 :  Attachments (11).  5 posts by 3 authors.
Please help in identifying this tree species. The green flowers are similar to Blachia sp.
Habitat: riparian
Date: 02 Oct 2013
Place: Vellimalai, Theni dist., TN
Alt.: 750 m asl

Looks like Margaritaria indica

Margaritaria indica.

More details about the plant in BIOTIK.



ID KANNUR 01/12 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this shrub from Kannur district of Kerala. Flowering has just started. Habitat is of rocky, dry, lateritic type. collected on 26/12/19

Margaritaria indica, Phyllathaceae

Thanks, … for the id.
Yes, appears to be male flower buds of Margaritaria indica as per references herein.

Yes, quite possible. However, the plant is usually a tall tree.

yes. this appears to be Margaritaria indica.



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