Goniothalamus cardiopetalus (Dalzell) Hook.f. & Thomson (Images by Anurag N. Sharma & Navendu Page (Inserted by J.M.Garg & Anurag N. Sharma))



Goniothalamus macranthus (Kurz) Boerl. (Images by Tapas Chakrbarty (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 



Goniothalamus species ?- Khaari, E. Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh (Images by Ritesh Kumar Choudhary (Id help by L. Rasingam & Navendu Page) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


A conspectus of Indo-Burmese Annonaceae by I. M. Turner- Nordic
Journal of Botany 33: 257–299, 2015-

in India with distribution:
Goniothalamus cardiopetalus (Dalzell) Hook. f. & Thomson India [Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu]
Goniothalamus griffithii Hook. f. & Thomson- India [Andamans]; Burma 
Goniothalamus keralensis E. S. S. Kumar & al.- India [Kerala] 
Goniothalamus macranthus (Kurz) Boerl.- India [Andamans] 
Goniothalamus macranthus var. brevipetalus Debika Mitra- India [Andamans] 
Goniothalamus malayanus Hook. f. & Thomson- India [Nicobars]  
Goniothalamus rhynchantherus Dunn- India [Kerala, Tamil Nadu] 
Goniothalamus salicinus Hook. f. & Thomson- India; Sri Lanka 
Goniothalamus sesquipedalis (Colebr.) Hook. f. & Thomson- India [Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya]; Bhutan; Bangladesh; Burma 
Goniothalamus shraddhae S. R. Dutta & S. M. Almeida- India [West Bengal] 
Goniothalamus simonsii Hook. f. & Thomson- India [Assam, Meghalaya] 
Goniothalamus thwaitesii Hook. f. & Thomson- India [Kerala, Tamil Nadu]; Sri Lanka 
Goniothalamus wightii Hook. f. & Thomson- India [Kerala, Tamil Nadu] 
Goniothalamus wynadensis (Bedd.) Bedd.- India [Kerala] 

A synopsis of Annonaceae in Indian subcontinent by SR KUNDU (pdf-23 pages)- Thaiszia – J. Bot., Košice, 16: 63-85, 2006. :
Goniothalamus cardiopetalus (Dalz.) Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 107. 1855.: India.
G. gardneri Hook. f. & Thoms. , Fl. Ind.107. 1855.: Sri Lanka, Vietnam.
G. hookeri Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl.6.1864.: Sr i Lanka.
G. macranthus (Kurz.) Boerl., Icon. Bogor. 1 : 137. 1899. var. brevipetalus , D. Mi t ra, Bul l . Bot .
Surv. India. 35 : 118. 1993.        
G. macranthus (Kurz. ) Boerl., Icon. Bogor. 1: 137. 1899. var. macranthus .: India.
G. malayanus Hook . f . & Thoms., Fl .Ind. 107. 1855.: India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo.
G. meeboldii Craib, Fedde, Repert. 12: 391. 1913.: India, Myanmar. (syn. of Marsypopetalum modestum (Pierre) B. Xue & R. M. K. Saunders in Xue et al. as per A conspectus of Indo-Burmese Annonaceae by I. M. Turner (2015))

G. reticulatus Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl .7.398. 1864.: Sri Lanka.
G. rhynchantherus Dunn, Bull . Misc. Inf. Kew 1914 : 182. 1914.: India.
G. salicinus Hook . f . & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 1 : 106. 1855.: Sri Lanka.
G. sesquipedalis (Wall.) Hook . f . & Thoms., Fl . Ind. 108. 1855.: India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar .
G. shraddhae S. R. Dutta & S. M. Almeida, Journ. Bombay, Nat . Hist. Soc. 95.488. 1998.: India.
G. simonsii Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl . Ind.108. 1855.: India.
G. thwaitesii Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl . Ind. 106. 1855.: India, Sri Lanka.
G. thomsonii Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl . 7.1864.: Sr i Lanka.
G. walkeri Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl . Ind. 1: 106. 1855.: Sri Lanka.
G. wightii  Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl . Ind.106. 1855.: India.
G. wynaadensis (Beddome) Beddome.I con. Pl . Ind.Or .1:13. 1868-1874.: India.


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
(Dalz.) Hook. f. & Thoms.
Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous to 
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Goniothalamus rhynchantherus Dunn Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Goniothalamus salicina Hook. f. & Thoms. (Goniothalamus salicinus Hook.f. & Thomson) Tree Plains,
Cultivated, Native of  Indo –
Malaysian   Region
J. Irwin, 1996
Goniothalamus thwaitesii Hook. f. &
Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
 Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli
Goniothalamus wightii Hook. f. & Thoms. Tree Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli
Goniothalamus wynadensis (Bedd.) Bedd. Erect
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Goniothalamus cardiopetalus Polyalthia cardiopetala Annonaceae Ghat Goniothalamus


1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett –
G. hookeri Thw.- V- Sri Llanka
Goniothalamus rhynchantherus Dunn – R – Kerala & Tamilnadu
G. simonsii Hook. f. & Thoms. – I- Meghalaya
G. thomsonii Thw.- I- Sr i Lanka.
Goniothalamus wynaadensis (Bedd.) Bedd.
– I – Tamilnadu

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
A New Species of Goniothalamus (Blume) Hook. f. & Thomson (Annonaceae) from Kerala, India by E. S. Santhosh Kumar(*1), T. Shaju(1), P. E. Roy(1) and G. Raj Kumar(1)- Taiwania, 58(3): 171‒175, 2013- with Keys to the species of Goniothalamus occurring in India and Sri Lanka
ABSTRACT: Goniothalamus keralensis E.S.S.Kumar, Shaju, Roy et Raj Kumar, a new species of Goniothalamus (Blume) Hook.f. & Thomson (Annonaceae) is described and illustrated. This species located in the forests of Idukki district in Kerala, India is similar to G. wightii Hook.f. & Thomson, but differs in having the longer leaves with acuminate or acuminate-caudate apex, the shorter pedicels of flowers, smaller sepals which are deciduous in fruits, stamens with glabrous and convex connective, fewer carpels with very short or indistinct style and funnel shaped stigma, and seeds are consistently two in each carpels.

Goniothalamus : 1 post by 1 author.  

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Goniothalamus

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Goniothalamus page (‎‎Annonaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

Profound thanks …, Excellent page indeed. 


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