Flora of Andaman32- 100111-PKA3:  Small Tree near Chidiyatapu (Port Blair, Andaman).
Date/Time: 23-12-2010 / 10:30AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Small tree (4 to 5 m).


Could it be some Litsea


… has indicated that this could be Glyptopetalum calocarpum (Kurz) Prain Celastraceae.


This is a species of Bridelia, Phyllanthaceae (Euphorbiaceae s.l.). There is probably not more than one/2 species in Andaman?


This is a species of Bridelia, Phyllanthaceae (Euphorbiaceae s.l.). There is probably not more than one/2 species in Andaman?


Bridelia ovata as per another thread.


I already confirmed its identity. It is Bridelia ovata.


Seen this shrub at Chidiyatapu (Port Blair, Andaman).
Bot. name: Glyptopetalum calocarpum
Date/Time: 23-12-2010 / 10:30AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Small tree (4 to 5 m).


This is clearly Bridelia (Phyllanthaceae). 


It would be interesting to resolve this confusion. The plant is also displayed on FOI. Perhaps … and … can help.


Seems … is correct.

1. I find no trace of ovary
2. stamens are connate at base.
3. important flowers are pentamerous (Tetramerous in Glyptopetalum calocarpum).
4. Flowers are in almost sessile clusters (on long peduncle in Glyptopetalum calocarpum)
5. Fruits should help, they are distinctly 4-lobed in Glyptopetalum calocarpum 


Yes, these are typical male flowers with the connate stamens. The ovary is rudimentary. The rudimentary petals is also a giveaway. I just do not know the species from Andaman and Nicobar. I would be very excited to see photos of Nicobariodendron, which was also described from here. 


All images are revealing as Bridelia sp (Euphorbiaceae)


Yes, this is Bridelia ovata Decne. of family Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae sensu lato.


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Botanical name: Bridelia ovata Decne.

Location: South Andaman Island.
Habit: Shrubs or  trees, usually up to 7 m high.
Habitat: Common from coastal forests to inland forests up to 200 m altitude.
Distribution: India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Myanmar, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra) to Lesser Sunda Islands.
Distinguished from Bridelia tomentosa in being glabrous and the leaves usually now narrowing and tapering towards apex and the minor venation very prominent on the upper surface.


 
 

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