Scolopia crenata (Wight & Arn.) Clos, Ann. Sci. Nat. ser. 4, 8: 248 (1857). (Syn: Flacourtia crenata Wall.; Flacourtia sapida Wall.; Phoberos crenatus Wight & Arn.; Phoberos lanceolatus Wight & Arn.; Phoberos wightianus Wight & Arn.; Rhamnicastrum crenatum (Wall.) Kuntze; Scolopia crenata var. brevifolia N. Mukherjee; Scolopia pseudocrenata Clos; Scolopia wightiana Clos) as per Catalogue of Life
India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, Andamans (Middle Andamans,
South Andamans)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Tamil: Charalu, Heccaralu, Hitterloo, Hitterlu, Kodalimaram, Purushakesari  Malayalam: Caralu, Charalu  Kannada: Chiralu, Japle, Kodali mara, Malekakkade  English: Potato plum of mysore
 


Evergreen trees, to 15 m high, armed with thorns, spines often branched; bark greyish-brown, flaking off in irregular thick scales; blaze yellow with pink tinge; branchlets with transverse lenticels. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 8-15 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 5-14 x 2.5-6 cm, lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, ovate or obovate, base rounded or acute, apex abruptly acuminate, caudate-acuminate or acute margin crenate or serrate, glabrous, coriaceous, 3-5-ribbed from the base, lateral nerves 3-8 pairs, pinnate, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, 1.5 cm across, white, in axillary racemes of 5-7 cm long; rachis ferrugineous tomentose; pedicel 6 mm long, puberulus; sepals 4-6, 3 x 2 cm, ovate, ciliate; petals 4-6, 1.5 mm long, oblong, glabrous; stamens numerous, free; anthers 1 mm long; connective produced into a reddish hood; disc extra-staminal, glandular pubescent; ovary one celled, few ovuled; style 4 mm long, thick, grooved; stigma 3-fid. Fruit a berry, globose, 10 x 8 mm across, with persistent style; seeds few.

Flowering and fruiting: October-April
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Indo-Malesia

 
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Meghamalai 171113 TBN 1 for id : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 3 authors.

Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date           : 18.08.12                                                             
Location     :Meghamalai sanctuary, Theni dt, Tamilnadu
Altitude      :middle reaches, maybe around 2000 to 3000 ft

Habitat        :wild
Habit           :tree
Height         :30 ft
Leaves         😕 crenate
Flowers       :
Fruits           :, ? berry


It may be Scolopia crenata of Flacourtiaceae.


Your plant looks like Scolopia crenata as suggested by … More authentic images are at BIOTIK.


Thanks … Biotik reports it from Maharashtra only. Is it so?


No …, they mentioned the distribution as Indomalaysia. I have seen this in Kodanadu (2000 msl) of Nilgiris also. A large tree.


 

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Scolopia crenata Clos SN June 11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).  

Scolopia crenata Clos (= Phoberas crenatus Wt.), medium sized wild tree
from Conoor area of Nilgiris Tamilnadu tree at an altitude of 1500m


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Please help with an Id of tree species of Western Ghats, Karnataka : 6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (3) – 1 mb each.

Medium sized tree specie

Alternate phyllotaxy, Lamina shape undulated, acuminate apex, acute base, 
Inflorescence raceme, axillary
Fleshy fruit, single seeded drupe.
Captured in the roadside of Ghat section, Karnataka
March-2020


It could be Scolopia crenata or other species of Scolopia,


Possibility for Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeusch. is there.


It looks more like potato plum of Mysore: Scolopia crenata for me.  Common in Western Ghats


Yes, It is Scolopia crenata 

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