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;

 

 

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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).
Traditional healers in Tiruvannamalai district (TN) use the latex to treat toothache.



 

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Plecospermum spinosum Trecul SN May 33 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).  
Plecospermum spinosum Trecul, Moraceae

straggling shrub, Denkanikota area Northwest corner of Tamilnadu,


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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
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.


 

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Plecospermum spinosum : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Found in Puthupattu near Pondicherry.


 
 
 
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