Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl., Ench. bot. 575. 1841(Syn: (≡) Celastrus edulis Vahl (basionym));
Trees of Labagh, Bangalore – Catha edulis, (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl. <=> Arabian Tea Tree – RA: Khat is a slow-growing shrub or tree that grows to between 1.4 and 3.1 meters tall, depending on region and rainfall.
It has evergreen leaves 5-10 cm long and 1-4 cm broad. The flowers are produced on short axillary cymes 4-8 cm long. Each flower is small, with five white petals. The fruit is an oblong three-valved capsule containing 1-3 seeds.
Catha edulis : Confirm ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 210413 : AK : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Is this Catha edulis?
For id confirmation please.
Pictures taken on 16/3/13.
For me the ID is correct (Catha edulis).
Check this link also for confirmation :
ornamental shrub for id SN 15Mar 13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
shrub with free petals, found in Lalbag garden, Bengaluru,
may be an introduced ornamental.
Catha edulis (Vahl) Endl. Celastraceae
Catha edulis : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore : 27JAN20 : AK-36 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Seen in full bloom in Lalbagh.
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/search?q=Catha+edulis (Different from GRIN)