Salacia chinensis L., Mant. Pl. 2: 293 293 1771. (Syn: Salacia prinoides (Willd.) DC.; Tontelea prinoides Willd.);



Salacia chinensis L. also placed in Hippocrateaceae
near Gorai creek on 15 DEC 13

Yeah. Wonderful. Please check the current name please.

Thank you very much …
The name seems correct; I am not able to find any site that puts it as synonym.




Please identify this climber – NS 161012 -1: Attachments (4 + 6). 12 posts by 5 authors.

Photographed on my property at Shahapur. Please identify this climber. It was collected from Radhanagari / near Kholapur.
It is not Cassine glauca.

It may be Salacia chinensis…..not sure, though.

I agree, some species of Salacia

Yes it is a species of Salacia.

The leaves seem to be Salacia chinensis

Thanks … Affirmative. It is Saptarangi [Salacia chinensis]. Sending a few photographs

It is vegetative Salacia chinensis plant. It will grow both as a climber and shrub



Names of Plants in India :: Salacia chinensis L. : 5 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.

via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > ‎ Salacia chinensis L. … family: Celastraceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth 
¿ say-luh-SEE-ah ? — genus named for ¿ Salacia, Neptune’s wife, goddess of sea ?
chi-NEN-sis — of or from China ..
. Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Chinese salacia, holly-leaved berried spindle treeMalayalam: ചെറുകൊരണ്ടി cherukorantiMarathi: सप्तरंगी saptarangiSanskrit: सप्तचक्र saptachakraTamil: சுண்டன் cuntan, கருக்குவை karukkuvaiTelugu: nerani
botanical names: Salacia chinensis L. … synonyms: Salacia prinoides (Willd.) DC. • Tontelea prinoides Willd. … The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.  

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Photographed near Gorai creek on 15 DEC 13

Well, to add to your vernacular name list, this plant is  Eka naayaka/ एक नायक/ ಏಕ ನಾಯಕ   in Kannada.

Oh thank you very much …, for this name in Kannada (thanks too for providing it in native script).
Will soon update my notes.
Salacia sp : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Salacia sp. Moodbadri. Endangered plant

Salacia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

i think Salacia oblonga ?

Fruit epicarp is smooth with reddish colour seems to be Salacia chinensis only. I hope it contains 1 seed.

Salacia chinensis L. old name Salacia prinoides DC. distributed in Indo-Malesia region. Common in Moist deciduous forests and sacred groves.

Yes it has one seed. Thanks for ID

I think it’s S. chinensis. The flowers are the easy tool to distinguish this species 




SS_1_June_2018_Request_for_ID_Validation:Salacia chinensis L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (14)
Could you please validate that, the below photos of two separate climbing shrubs are of the same species:  ‘Salacia chinensis L.’  from Celastraceae family.
The photos are taken from two different shrubs near to each other (I have tagged the photos as ‘ClimbingShrub1’ and ‘ClimbingShrub2’)
Shrub 1 was flowering very sparsely, only 3 flowers seen. No fruits.
Shrub 2 had just one fruit and no flowers.
Location: Charkop- sector 8, Kandivali West, Mumbai
Date: 29th-May-2018

Habitat: small forest patch, next to a pond

Details of the shrub: Both were Climbing shrubs, Both had opposite leaves but the leaves had a lot of variation in shape as can be seen in photos.
Leaf apex varied from shortly-acuminate to subobtuse.   

You are right. All the pictures are of Salacia chinensis L. [Celastraceae].



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