Cudrania spinosa Koord. (syn: Batis aurantiaca Wall. ex Thw.; Batis spinosa Roxb.; Maclura spinosa (Willd.) C.C. Berg; Plecospermum spinosum Trec.; Trophis spinosa Roxb. ex Willd.) as per Catalogue of Life;
India, Sri Lanka, Sikkim as per Catalogue of Life;
Plant growing in wild, arid area outskirts of bangalore.
Large shrub, about 9 ft high, arching stems, grey , with spines about 1 to 1.5″ long.
Leaves leathery glabrous, shiny. look like Ficus, flowers (male ) capitulum, flowering in November
Plant with female flowers or fruit not seen.
It is Plecospermum spinosum (= Maclura spinosa).
Plecospermum spinosum Trecul SN May 33 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
straggling shrub, Denkanikota area Northwest corner of Tamilnadu,
03092017BHAR3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 MB each.
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.
Uneven fruit size.
there are 2 plants one plant with thorns and berries is Plecospermum spinosum Trécul, of Moraceae, another twiner is ventilago
ID PLS – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 4 images.
Place: Koppa (Chikmagalur District, Western Ghats, Karnataka), 750m above MSL
Habit: A very woody Straggler
Key: Axillary buds modified into thorns, latex present
Leaves: Simple, Elliptic, Glabrous, with an acuminate apex
Inflorescence: Umbellate head (Probably)
Fruits: Syncarp, Similar to Morinda citrifolia( But very smaller in size)
Looks like Plecospermum spinosum (Moraceae, the fig family). An armed, woody climber with arching branches. Sap white, milky.
Plecospermum spinosum : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Puthupattu near Pondicherry.