Agrostistachys indica Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 41 1850. (Syn: Agrostistachys indica var. genuina Müll.Arg. [Invalid]; Agrostistachys indica subsp. longifolia (Müll.Arg.) Pax & K.Hoffm.; Agrostistachys indica var. longifolia Müll.Arg.; Agrostistachys indica var. maesoana (Vidal) Pax & K.Hoffm.; Agrostistachys indica var. subintegra Pax & K.Hoffm.; Agrostistachys longifolia (Müll.Arg.) Kurz; Agrostistachys maesoana Vidal; Heterocalyx laoticus Gagnep.);
SW. India, Sri Lanka to S. New Guinea: Borneo, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

Habit- Small trees up to 5 m tall.

Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; lamina 12-46 x 3.2-10 cm, long elliptic to oblanceolate, apex acute, base acute and decurrent, strongly serrate, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 10-12 pairs, tertiary nerves obliquely percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers unisexual, dioecious; male flowers in short axillary spikes; female flowers solitary, axillary.
Fruit and Seed- Capsule, trilocular; 3-seeded.
Understorey trees generally in low elevation wet evergreen forests up to 800 m.
Indomalaysia; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.


Agrostistachys indica Dalzell SN July 9 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Agrostistachys indica Dalzell (Euphorbiaceae) wild shrub/ small tree from Agumbe area of Karnataka at an altitude of 900m


418 ID wild tree: 24 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 01FEB2023, 03.10pm
Habitat: wild moisture rocky shady sloppy hill
Plant habit: small tree, erect branches, hard cylindrical stem 09cm base circumference, rough black bark
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate, elliptic, acute, serrated margins, soft flexible, smooth glossy size upto:30×10cm
Flower: axillary spike racemose, 02 sepals, 05 petals, diameter:04mm, white, good fragrance
Fruit: drupe trilobed green into purplish to brown, size:18×10mm
Seed: brown 03 nos., ovoid size:7×5mm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x


Thanks a lot dear …, leaves are matching.

This plant is very rare, but having a good population centralized to a small area, most of the seeds were consumed by some mammals (rodent or squirrel?),

Agrostistachys sp, may be A borneensis

To me it is Agrostistachys indica

Yes, it is Agrostistachys indica, thank you very much for ID my plant,

It is surely Agrostistachys, but the species is A. indica Dalz.

Yes, appears close to images at

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