Excoecaria crenulata Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5(2): 20, t. 1865. 1852; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 473. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Madras 2(7): 1345. 1925 (repr. ed. 2: 941. 1957). E. robusta Hook.f., l. c. 474. 1888. E. oppositifolia Griff. var. crenulata (Wight) Chakrab. & M.Gangop. in J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 18: 208. 1994, p. p. (excl. syn. E. bantamensis Müll.Arg., E. macrophylla J.J.Sm. et E. borneensis Pax & K.Hoffm.). E. oppositifolia sensu Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 269. 1861, non Griff., 1844. as per Flora of India Vol 23 (Editors N. P. Balakrishnan, T. Chakrabarty, M. Sanjappa, P. Lakshminarsimhan & P. Singh- by Botanical Survey of India (2012);
Excoecaria oppositifolia var. crenulata (Wight) Chakrab. & M.Gangop., J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 18: 208 1994. (Syn: Excoecaria crenulata Wight; Excoecaria robusta Hook.f.);





Please help me in identifying this shrub, Is it Antidesma sp.?
Leaf: not more than 15 cm long
Fruit: 2 cm across
Habit: Shrub
Habitat: evergreen forest
Alt.: 2400 m asl
Place: Doddabetta, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 10 July 2013 

Excellent photographs of Excoecaria crenulata.



Plant for ID – Elagiri hills-2 : 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)
Can you id this plant
Location : Elagiri hills – Tamilnadu
Elevation : 1500 m
Probably cultivated as it was in a temple.

Euphorbiaceae!!! but which one?

Euphorbiaceae for sure but not sure of the name

it is Suregada angustifolia i think.

Thanks … I think you are right!!

Looks different from images at 

Yes, good image of Suregada angustifolia.

Thanks, … But why the leaves look different from the images at the links?

I overlooked. The leaves are opposite here, crenulate, fruits solitary, 3-lobed. This should be Excoecaria crenulata Wight.
Thank you once again for pointing out.




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