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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



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