Aporosa octandra (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Vickery, Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 3: 193 1982. (Syn: Myrica octandra Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don;             Alnus dioica Roxb.; Alnus integrifolia Roxb. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Aporosa clellandii Hook.f.; Aporosa dioica (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.; Aporosa frutescens Benth. [Illegitimate]; Aporosa glabrifolia Kurz; Aporosa lindleyana var. macrostachya Müll.Arg.; Aporosa microcalyx var. intermedia Pax & K.Hoffm.; Aporosa oblonga Müll.Arg.; Aporosa obovata Pax & K.Hoffm.; Aporosa roxburghii (Wall. ex Lindl.) Baill.; Aporosa roxburghii (Wall. ex Lindl.) Ball; Aporosa villosula Kurz; Aporosa wallichii var. ambigua Airy Shaw; Leiocarpus serratus Hassk.; Leiocarpus tinctorius Blume ex Pax & K.Hoffm.; Lepidostachys oblonga Wall.; Lepidostachys roxburghii Wall. ex Lindl.; Scepa stipulacea Lindl.);
S. China to Tropical Asia and Queensland: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Indo-China Alder • Bor: Heloch • Garo: Chham-chholja, Khuta, Khokora • Mizo: Chhawntual • Nepali: Kalikath • Oriya: Massania, Pata Kharalla, Kasua


Aporosa octandra : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
It is Aporosa octandra from Middle Andaman Island

Thanks … one more member from Phyllanthaceae. The location Andaman means the species must be uncommon I suppose.

Distribution of Aporosa octandra: it is a very common species in parts of India. I will try to upload some more Euphorbiaceae and Phyllanthaceae not yet uploaded in eflora of India.
Distrib.  India: Subtropical evergreen forests, mixed forests, primary forests, grasslands, on sandy, clayey or rocky soil, up to 1200 m altitude.  Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Orissa and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi.


Fwd: [efloraofindia:187013] Plant Id from Bangladesh SM3 : 13 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1).

Habit: Small Tree
Habitat: Hill Slope of High Hill
Location: Kaptai forest, Chittagong Hill Tracts
Fruiting: April
Note: Fruit loving bird gather

Just guessing Diospyros cauliflora

Can it be any Aporosa species? ‘Bengal Plants’ reports two species – 1) wallichii Hook.f.; 2) aurea Hook.f.

Thanks … I will go through our latest version of Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh.

Please add another, Aporosa roxburghii Baill. But, I think you can reject aurea & roxburghii; they are evergreen as per Fl. of Brit. Ind.

Aporosa lindleyana (euphorbiaceae)?….

… gave the right lead. Please try Aporosa octandra.

In fact now a days there are so many antagonisms and critisims. Hence I suggested to try the identity.  I herewith confirm it as Aporosa octandra, a common species in Bangladesh.

Good morning Sir and thank you very much.
The following links may help …-

MS,Oct,2021/06 Aporosa octandra: 3 images.
Location : Khawbung

Date : 10-03-2017
Habit : Small evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Chhawn-tual
Note : Fruits are eaten by humans and birds

Comparative images at http://flora-peninsula-indica.ces.iisc.ac.in/herbsheet.php?id=3705&cat=7, support your ID

Id appears to be OK as validated by …

Beautiful images of Aporosa octandra.



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