Red Cedar, Bastard Sandal • Tamil: Sembulichan, Tevadaram, Dasadaram • Malayalam: Devataru, Chemmana • Telugu: Gatiri, Paribhadrakamu • Kannada: Natkadeodar, Sem;

It is my pleasure to share few images of Erythroxylum monogynum  (Erythroxylaceae 

Habit: Large bush 

Habitat: Scrub forests 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Hassan and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 13-07-2014, 21-07-2014, 30-07-2014 and 26-07-2015

Thanks. There is no confusion here.

Interesting plant from an uncommon family


It may be Erythroxylum monogynum.

Thanks …

small tree for ID – Polur forest – 06022014-NAW1 : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Kindly identify this small tree with red fruit.
Photographed in the reserve forest area near the Polur-Jamnamathur road, north of Tiruvanamalai and south of Vellore, Tamil Nadu on the 29th Jan 2014.
The red fruit has a thin seed 1-1.5 cm long and about 2-3 mm wide. The leaves are 4-5 cm long.
Tree was about 4-5 metres tall enmeshed with other small trees. 

This is Erythroxylum monogynum Roxb. (Erythroxylaceae); called False sandalwood as it is used to adulterate sandal
Tamil name: செம்புளிச்சான் (Devadhaaru, Desadaram, Sembulichaan

… is correct

Rutaceae for ID : Attachments (9). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Bangalore 21st May

Erythroxylum monogynum, Erythroxylaceae


419 ID wild tree:
Please ID wild tree,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 11FEB2023, 02.20pm
Habitat: wild moisture, rocky misty shady hill, wind
Plant habit: small tree, erect branches, hard woody cylindrical stem 08cm base diameter, rough brown bark
Height: 03.5 meters
Leaves: alternate, elliptic, acute, simple smooth glossy, purplish sprouts, size upto:06×3cm
Flower: axillary buds, 05 sepals, 05 petals, diameter:08mm, white, non fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Ilex wightiana Wall. ??

Thank you for ID suggestion.  I think the genus is Ilex, leaves are very close but the efi image shows umbel inflorescence and flowers and bulbs are different at Indiabiodiversity, please find screenshots,

Pl. check

To me appears close.

Yes, it is Erythroxylum monogynum, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant


Erythroxylaceae: Erythroxylum monogynum Roxb.: 1 image.

synonyms: Sethia indica DC., Erythroxylum sideroxyloides Roxb., Erythroxylum indicum (DC.) W.Elliot
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997