2/10/2011/YRP/02/Chethalayam, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad.: 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (5).
Identity of the plant please?
Date & Time 12/10/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type: Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Shrub
I think Glycosmis mauritiana
I think … is right.
Yes it is Glycosmis mauritiana (Lam.) Tan.
I add some more photos.
I think it is Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC.
Small erect shrubs. Leaves 3-7-foliolate; leaflets subopposite, 7-15 x 2-5.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate at base, entire to minutely crenulate-serrate on the margins, acute to round at apex, glandular on both sides, glabrous; rachis 6-10 cm long; petiolule c. 2 mm long. Flowers in terminal or axillary, spiciform panicles. Sepals 5(4), 1-1.5 mm long, ovate-acute, ciliate on margins. Petals 5(4), white, 4-5 x 2-2.5 mm, obovate, surface gland-dotted. Stamens 8-10, longer and shorter filaments of longer ones c. 3 mm long, shorter, c. 2 mm long. Disc prominent, annular. Ovary 2-2.5 mm across, ovoid, 5-celled; stigma flat or obscurely lobed. Berry 1-1.2 cm diam., ovoid, white turning pink, 1-2-seeded.
Shrubs. Leaves imparipinnate, to 15 cm; leaflets 3-5, subopposite, to 10 x 4 cm, ovate-elliptic, apex obtuse, base cuneate, coriaceous, nerves 5-8 pairs; petiolule to 0.5 cm. Racemes axillary, to 3 cm, pubescent; flowers white; sepals imbricate, 3 mm, obovate, pubescent; petals 5 x 4 mm, obovate, filaments 2.5 and 4 mm, anthers 1 mm, elliptic, glandular at apex; ovary 2 mm, clavoid. Berry 1 cm across, subglobose; seed 1.
I collected the material from coorg area (talacauvery) of Karnataka. In the regional flora Glycosmis mauritiana is reported. I know G. pentaphylla from Tamilnadu area. I am having images of G. pentaphylla also. The images given here are Glycosmis mauritana only. The leaves are larger, fruits also more dense and larger. The plant is with different look the leaf is larger in size.
Going by the fruit KEY provided by Satish Sir in another thread I would vote for G. pentaphylla.