S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;

Habit- Trees up to 15 m tall.

Trunk\bark- Trunk flutted; bark whitish, smooth, fissured when mature; balze yellowish.
Branchlets- Young branchlets subterete to compressed, glabrous; apical bud usually exudes yellow resin.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipules narrow triangular to 0.7 cm long, glabrous; petiole 0.6-1.5 cm long, slightly canaliculate above, glabrous; lamina 10-13 x 4-7 cm, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, apex acuminate with blunt tip or obtuse, base attenuate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 5-8 pairs, hairy domatia present at axils; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate.
Flowers- Inflorescence axillary fascicles; flowers polygamodioecious, minute, sessile.
Fruit& seed- Berry globose, up to 2 cm long; seed many, flat.
Trees in evergreen forests up to1000 m.
Peninsular India; in the Western Ghats- South, Central and south Maharashtra Sahyadris.

Rubiaceae Tree for identification 261113MK001 : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Please help me in identifying this small tree of Rubiaceae.
I thought this might be any Canthium sp. of Rubiaceae.
Fruit: c.3 cm across
Leaf: c. 8cm long; no fragrance or latex
Habitat: Dry Scrub forest and in village outskirts
Alt.: 200 – 300 m asl
Date: 06 Oct 2013

Can this be Catunaregam sp?

Pls check for Tricalysia spherocarpa of Rubiaceae

Yes it appears to be Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng.

It is not Catunaregam spinosa. Leaf and fruit are different from Catunaregam spinosa.
It look like Tricalysia sphaerocarpa = Discospermum sphaerocarpum.

For me also Tricalysia sphaerocarpa = Discospermum sphaerocarpum, as identified by …

Tricalysia sphaerocarpa : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Auroville Botanical Garden, Tamil nadu in October.

ID please VV 120716- 1 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
id please

I don’t really think Mussaenda can be classified based on out of focus  pictures of leaves ( and that too without measurements etc, surface pictures) and NO PICTURES OF THE so called flowers and the decorative “leaf guards”.
I searched for a while there is no key to classify Mussaenda with pictures of fruits only…. though some of the fruits like in m. frondosa are small and uniquely shaped.
so lets wait till it flowers for classification???
only possibility i found was nowhere the flower is sessile….
in m. densiflora …
but have not found any open access scientific paper that describes its fruit. The fruits in this case as shown seem to be sessile, or almost so.

This appears close to images and details at Discospermum sphaerocarpum Dalzell ex Hook.f.




POWO  The Plant List  WCSP  India Biodiversity Portal (Tricalysia sphaerocarpa (Dalz.) Gamble syn. Dicospermum sphaerocarpum Dalz.) Biotik (Tricalysia sphaerocarpa (Dalz.) Gamble syn. Dicospermum sphaerocarpum Dalz.)  

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