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Malayalam Kulachan
Glabrous shrubs or trees, 1.5-12 m high; branchlets brown or black. Leaves alternate, 5-15 x 1.5-6.5 cm, elliptic, oblong, ovate to lanceolate, sometimes subfalcate, acute, rounded or inequilateral at base and decurrent on the petioles at the extreme base, sometimes curling upwards along margins on drying, apiculate to acuminate or caudate at apex, thinly or occasionally stiffly coriaceous, often glaucous beneath; lateral nerves 3-10 pairs, faint to prominent above, conspicuous beneath; tertiary nerves scalariform or laxly reticulate; petioles 2-6 x 0.5-1.5 mm. Inflorescence few-flowered (females) or many-flowered (males), sometimes bisexual. Male flowers: pedicels 5-15 mm long; tepals 3 + 3, narrowly oblong to spathulate, 2-5 x 1-2 mm, occasionally puberulous; anthers 3-4, ca 2 mm long. Female flowers : sessile; calyx cupular or sometimes obconic, 1.5-3.5 x 2-3 mm, irregularly 4-6 toothed; teeth triangular, deltoid or suborbicular, 0.4-1.2 mm long, obtuse to subacute; ovary depressed, ca 0.5 x 1.5-2 mm, 3-5(-6)-locular, fulvous-tomentose to glabrous; style 3-5 connate into a subglobose or discoid mass, 0.8-2 x 1.5-3 mm, sometimes free or connate only at base globose, deltoid or triangular, 0.6-1.2 x 0.8-1.2 mm. Capsules depressed, 2-5 x 6-12 mm, 3-5locular, deeply lobed with the lobes bilobulate, scattered adpressed – puberulous to glabrous; pedicels absent or very short.  
Flowering and fruiting: March-May
Evergreen forests
Peninsular India

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Plz id this small tree: pa36 – 20nov2012: Plz id this small tree from Matheran region. I did not see the flowers but the fruits were there and the photo is attached. Tks.

This is Glochidion hohoneckeri.



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Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: glochidon ellipticum :: mm7 : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.

glochidon ellipticum, mahabaleshwar

small fragrant flowers

commonly called bhoma


Glochidion neilgherrense.


many thanks for the correction.
However I could not find much information on this species
It would be useful for me if you could give some keys or another way to differentiate this species

I would really be appreciate that


A further reply:
“Whatever identifications I made as Glochidion candolleanum (syn. G. neilgherrense) are actually referable to Glochidion hohenackeri.
Sorry for the mistake and inconveniences caused. Please inform everybody.”


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glochidon ellipticum : Attachments (7). 5 posts by 4 authors.

glochidon ellipticum, mahabaleshwar

first week of march
commonly called bhoma and raat rani because of their fragrance
small tree, resembling a neem tree from distance
tiny whitish yellow flowers

saw quite a few trees while walking in the forest and on roadsides


Yes a Phyllanthaceae (Earlier Euphorbiaceae) member.
Thanks for sharing your observations and a huge collection of flora from Mahabaleshwar. It will certainly help those to know what to look for who are likely to travel there.


A reply from another thread:

Glochidion neilgherrense.”


A correction. Glochidion neilgherrense is a synonym of Glochidion candolleanum.


A further reply:
“Whatever identifications I made as Glochidion candolleanum (syn. G. neilgherrense) are actually referable to Glochidion hohenackeri.
Sorry for the mistake and inconveniences caused. Please inform everybody.”


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Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Glochidion ellipticum at Taleran, malshej Ghat :: PKA46:: : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Small evergreen tree around 4 metres high. Leaves are alternate, elliptic lanceolate, acute, petioles around 5mm.

Local Marathi name: Bhoma

Bot. name: Glochidion ellipticum

Family: Euphorbiaceae.

Capsules around 1cm, globuse, 6 to 8 lobed.

This one was photographed at ” Taleran, near Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra”.


Glochidion candolleanum.


A further reply: “Whatever identifications I made as Glochidion candolleanum (syn. G. neilgherrense) are actually referable to Glochidion hohenackeri.
Sorry for the mistake and inconveniences caused. Please inform everybody.”


This identity needs to be re-visited by the expert.
I feel it’s G. lanceolarium.
Please visit thread (for keys & images)


Glochidion hohenackeri is one of the commonest species in south India.



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Euphorbiaceae: Glochidion lanceolarium (Roxb.) Voigt @ Matheran :  Attachments (8). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Have tried to follow the keys from Fl India vol 23:
1b: Brannchlets and / or under surface of leaves glabrous….13 [-397]

13a: Inflorescence supra-axillary and / or pedunculate………14 [-377 & 392]

14: Fruits prominantly lobed……………………………………….15 [-381]

15: Leaves glossy; styles columnar or conical; fruits 15-30 mm in diameter [-397 & 376]

The interesting fact is that Fl. India does not mention Maharashtra in it’s distribution area list.
Fl. MH (Almeida) 4b:325 says; “I am not familiar with the identity of the species..” but adds Yadav & Sardesai have recorded the species from Kolhapur and maybe Londhe (2001) also identified the species in MH.

Just hope that I have identified it correctly.


Glochidion hohenackeri once again. It is one of the commonest Euphorbiaceae in Maharashtra.


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Identification no 180314sn1 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).

Your help needed in Id.

date/time:dec12
location: ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune
habitat:wild
plant habit;?

height:About 5ft


Glochidion sp.


Yes … It looks like Glochidion ellipticum. locally called as bhoma in maharashtra. Endemic to western ghats.


The deeply lobed capsules surmounted by subglobose styles point to Glochidion hohenackeri, Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae sens. lat.



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Ex-situ Silviculture : Glochidion hohenackeri Bedd. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7).



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Glochidion hohenackeri–for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Pic taken at aambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in nov14


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KHWLS- April2015-MK03 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Need ID for following:
Collection site: Kalsubai-Harishchandragarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Date: 15 February 2015
Collected by: …

Glochidion sp. Euphorbiaceae


Kindly let us know the name of the state where the WLS is situated to enable us to determine this Glochidion species.


Glochidion hohenackeri


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Glochidion hohenackeri—for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Pics taken in Dec14 at Aambyvalley rd., Lonavala, Pune.



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Glochidion hohenackeri—-for sharing : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Pic taken at Aambyvalley rd., Lonavala, Pune in Jan.15.



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This tree was seen by the roadside in the Tamhini ghat near Pune, MH in Aug 2019.

Requested to please provide ID.


May be or may not be. There are no flowers.

Other recipients:
It looks like a Glochidion species to me. Possibly G. hohenackeri. regards Radha
It looks like a Glochidion species to me. Possibly G. hohenackeri.


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Glochidion ellipticum: Photographed this evergreen tree near Waterpipe station, on Matheran-Neral toy train route on Friday 3rd Feb., 12


Is this Glochidion by any chance ?


It is Glochidion ellipticum from

Euphorbiaceae


G. hohenackeri by … as per another thread: Glochidion hohenackeri and Glochidion ellipticum images in efi site



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glochidon ellipticum : 7 images. 2 posts by 2 authors.

glochidon ellipticum, mahabaleshwar, first week of march

commonly called bhoma and raat rani because of their fragrance
small tree, resembling a neem tree from distance
tiny whitish yellow flowers

saw quite a few trees while walking in the forest and on roadsides


Yes a Phyllanthaceae (Earlier Euphorbiaceae) member.
Thanks for sharing your observations and a huge collection of flora from Mahabaleshwar. It will certainly help those to know what to look for who are likely to travel there.


G. hohenackeri by … as per another thread: Glochidion hohenackeri and Glochidion ellipticum images in efi site

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Seen this tree near Wilson Point in Mahabaleshwar, MH in March 2020.
Is this Glochidion hohenackeri?
Please validate

Glochidion hohenackeri.


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Mahabaleshwar, MH :: Glochidion for ID :: ARK2020-088 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- around 900 kb each.
Seen these Glochidion species near the Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar, MH in March 2020.
Is this Glochidion ellipticum?
Hopefully, these pics are enough to ID.

Glochidion hohenackeri.


It seems most of these species which we were observing and labelling G. ellipticum may be G. hohenackeri.
I need to recheck mine.

Both the pages Glochidion hohenackeri and Glochidion ellipticum have already been checked by …


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Matheran, MH :: Glochidion for ID :: ARK2021-005
4 images.
Seen this tree at Matheran, an hill station near Mumbai, MH in the last week of December 2020. Am confused between Glochidion ellipticum and G. hohenackeri.


Glochidion hohenackeri



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