Elaeocarpus serratus ?; 
 

 

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Elaeocarpus sphaericus : Attachments (6). 12 posts by 7 authors.
Elaeocarpus sphaericus

Observed this tree outside a temple at village Chas (Rajgurunagar) on 24th Aug 2013.

Please validate. 


Nice find and beautiful photographs..


According to the Plant List Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn.) K.Schum. is a synonym of Elaeocarpus serratus L.
These pics also match with those for E. serratus on the Biotik site. (It is not the same as Rudraksh)


I agree what you state but BSI Flora clearly states that these are two distinct species and the key also says that the leaves of E.serratus are serrate and Drupes 1-2 seeded whereas they are obsurely crenate or serrate Drupes are 5-seeded. (The leaf margin of the above plant is almost smooth.)
and the Marathi name is “Rudraksha” and that for E.serratus is “Perinkara

this is quite confusing. Several of the species are known as rudraksha in various sources.
Referring to your 4th picture, I can see some leaves are slightly serrate. They are also quite obovate, unlike the lanceolate, acute and narrower leaves of the tree whose seeds are mostly used for religious malas.
I will try and post some of my pics later if I get a better internet connection!


Thanks a lot. Such interactions  are mandatory. Let us see what conclusion is reached.


Elaeocarpus serratus is native to Western Ghats evergreen forests. 
The leaf margins are serrated and the fruits are edible. It is called Kara in Malayalam.
Its fruits (karakka) are used to make pickles. 
Several species of Elaeocarpus are generally called rudraksh.
But I think the sacred rudraksh which is used to make religious malas is from the seeds of Elaeocarpus ganitrus which I believe is a Himalayan species.
No idea about E.sphaericus.
Hoping to hear more from the experts.


Interesting discussion. I will upload my Elaeocarpus pictures in new threads.


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SL 203 081213: Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this tropical edible fruit. Photo was taken in Singapore in Mar 2013.


May be ‘Ceylon olives’. Elaeocarpus serratus.


 

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Fwd: MS/2018/May/ 1 – ID of a tree : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Tree photographed at Datta peetam, Mysore  last week (30.5.18).  
Is it Elaeocarpus sps. ? Kindly confirm the identity of the tree.


Magnolia champaca

Magnoliaceae. 


Sorry. I am sure It is not Magnolia champaka, which is found in nook & corner of Mysore. Near my house there are 6 -8 trees.


Ok sir; 100 % Identification only plant having author.


Pl. check with images at Elaeocarpus serratus L.

 
 

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