Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl., Ench. bot. 575. 1841(Syn: (≡) Celastrus edulis Vahl (basionym)); 

Arabian tea,[1] khat,[1] qat, gat, or miraa,[1] ;   




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).
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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  




Seen in full bloom in Lalbagh.