Bridelia tomentosa Blume, Bijdr. 597 1826. (Syn: Amanoa tomentosa Baill.; Bridelia glabrifolia Merr.; Bridelia lancifolia Roxb.; Bridelia nayarii P.Basu; Bridelia phyllanthoides W.Fitzg.; Bridelia rhamnoides Griff.; Bridelia tomentosa var. chinensis Müll.Arg.; Bridelia tomentosa var. chinensis (Müll. Arg.) Gehrm.; Bridelia tomentosa var. eriantha Airy Shaw; Bridelia tomentosa var. glabrescens Benth.; Bridelia tomentosa var. glabrifolia (Merr.) Airy Shaw; Bridelia tomentosa var. lancifolia (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.; Bridelia tomentosa var. nayarii (P.Basu) Chakrab., M.Gangop. & N.P.Balakr.; Bridelia tomentosa var. ovoidea Benth.; Bridelia tomentosa var. rhamnoides (Griff.) Müll.Arg.; Bridelia tomentosa var. trichadenia Müll.Arg.; Bridelia urticoides Griff.; Phyllanthus loureiroi Müll.Arg. [Illegitimate]);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia as per POWO;
Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : Phyllanthaceae – Bridelia tomentosa, Blume <=> Pop Gun Seed Tree – Bangalore – RA : Attachments (10 + 2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.
Leaf blades about 3.7-9 x 2-6 cm, petioles about 3-6 mm long. Lateral veins about 7-13, curving but not forming distinct loops inside the blade margin. Stipules short, filiform.
Numerous flowers in each fascicle. Calyx lobes about 1.5-2 x 0.5-0.9 mm. Petals small and inconspicuous, about 0.5-0.6 x 0.4-0.5 mm. Anther filaments about 0.4-0.6 mm long, anthers globose, about 0.5 x 0.4 mm. Styles about 0.4-0.9 mm long, each style with two stigmatic branches.
Fruits globular, about 6-7 x 4-6 mm, calyx persistent at the base of the fruit. Seeds about 3-5 mm long, +/- hemispherical, enclosed in a bony endocarp. Cotyledons curved, about 2.5-3 mm long, wider than the radicle. Radicle
If there are hairs on the leaves then it is var. tomentosa, othewise var. glabrescence. It is not recorded for the state of Karnataka.
This could be a species of Bridelia.
I think it is Bridelia, too (due to the simple leaves and closely parallel lateral nerves).
Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 121213 : AK-14 : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
A medium size tree with green berry like fruits seen on 24/11/13.
Adding a cropped picture
Bridelia tomentosa, Blume <=> Pop Gun Seed Tree
Thanks for the id.
This seems to be the right one.
Zizyphus sp (?) from Assam-Jan 2014 : Attachments (6). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Attached images may be Zizyphus sp. . Please ID the plant.
Family :Rhamnaceae (?)
Genus & species :Zizyphus sp (?)
Habitat: Grows wild on foot of the hill.
Habit : Small tree
Why not a sp. of Bridelia of Phyllanthaceae ?
… gave right suggestion. The identity here is Bridelia tomentosa Blume var. tomentosa of the family Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae sensu lato.
Thank You, … for validating the ID as Bridelia tomentosa Blume var. tomentosa
It seems, intra-specific variations are much in this taxon. I can even see a variety described by your team !
Typical Bridelia tomentosa Blume (Phyllanthaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
MS Feb, 2020 /06 Bridelia sp. for ID. : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Date : 12-02-2020
Habit : Shrub or small tree
Habitat : Wild
This is Bridelia sikkimensis. Please match with my post in efi on the same.
I have now seen all the concerned images including those at Zizyphus.
IDENTITY : 60 a, 60 b, 60 c: 3 images.
Attaching three images of a small wild plant for identification please.
Might be Ficus.
May not be ficus
May be Ficus heterophylla….?
F. heterophylla fruit. Please compare with red circled image from mail
I tried but not getting convinced as per images at Ficus heterophylla
I too think this is no Ficus, looks like the species bears true fruits. Somewhat resembles Phyllanthus of Euphorbiaceae. But, then I am not sure either!
I think yes.
This is Bridelia sikkimensis or very near to it.
I think it is a Ficus. If the plant is still accessible, please cut open the ‘fruit’ and confirm it.
This should be Bridelia tomentosa Blume, please check for this species.
Now, following the lead by …, all lines are converging into Bridelia. However, this cannot be B. tomentosa, even var. glabrifolia, because the tertiary nerves are very prominent on the upper surface of the leaves and the drupes are neither depressed, nor bilobed. I am still suggesting this to be close to B. sikkimensis and may even represent a novelty!
As per images lateral nerves of leaves terminating directly at margins and are craspedodromous (B. tomentosa).
For your sharp observations. The images are of low resolution and I myself tried but failed to determine the ending of the lateral nerves. I have already emphasized the need for further studies in this case.
It may be a Bridelia species (B. stipularis?).
It could be some species of Bridelia or Cleistanthus