Eurya nitida Korth., Verh. Nat. Gesch. Ned. Bezitt., Bot. 115 1841. (syn; Eurya elliptica Gardn.; Eurya fasciculata Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Eurya japonica var. nitida (Korth.) This.-Dyer; Eurya japonica var. thunbergii Thw. (ambiguous synonym); Eurya ladronica Hosokawa; Eurya ponapensis Hosokawa; Eurya rapensis Forest Brown; Eurya systyla Miq. ex Dyer; Eurya virens Bl.; Eurya wallichiana Steud. (ambiguous synonym); Eurya wightiana Wall.) as per Catalogue of Life;        

China (Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, S-Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, W-Hubei,
S-Jiangxi, Fujian, S-Zhejiang), Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma] (Mon, Kachin),
Philippines (Batanes, Luzon, Mindoro, Negros, Mindanao), peninsular Malaysia
(Kedah, Terengganu, Perak, Pahang), Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Micronesia (Yap,
Pohnpei), Northern Marianas (Agrihan, Pagan, Alamagan), Palau Isl. (Babeldaob,
Koror, Ngarakabesang, Malakal), Southern Marianas (Guam), American Samoa
(Tutuila), India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur,
Mizoram, Tripura, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka
, Austral Isl. (Rapa
Iti)
as per Catalogue of Life;        
 
Kannada: Huluni, Mukkorone
Malayalam:   KattukaranaArruttuvarai, Kooramar, Kattu-theyila     
 

Habit- Small trees up to 5 m tall.

Trunk\bark- Bark brown, smooth; blaze brown.
Branchlets- Young branchlets angular with two lateral ridges, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole 0.3-1 cm long, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 2.5-10 x 1.5-4 cm, elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, apex acuminate with retuse tip, base acute to cuneate, margin serrulate, glabrous, coriaceous, dark green and shining above, pale beneath; midrib slightly canaliculate above; secondary nerves up to 8 pairs, impressed above; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate.
Flowers- Flowers unisexual, greenish-white, in axillary fasicles, subsessile.
Fruit & seed- Berry, globose, purplish black when ripe; seeds many. 
Along margin of medium and high elevation evegreen forests up to 700 and 2200 m. 
Indomalayasia and China; 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 


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ANAUG63 Please confirm if Diospryros chloroxylon : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Thadiyandamol, Coorg
30th August 2014


Sorry, Diospyros


efi page on Diospyros chloroxylon 


This tree has been identified as Eurya nitida of Theaceae by …


Some more photos: Attachments (3)



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ANAPR51 Eurya nitida Korth. (Please validate) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Family: Theaceae
Date: 24th March 2015
Place: Mullayanagiri, Chikamagaluru
Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Shola forest


Description, diagrammatic representation and herbarium. I think it has to be Eurya nitida, …


 

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