Tamil: Cembavu, Kallavi Malayalam: Kallavi
 

Habit– Trees up to 15 m tall.

Trunk\bark– Bark grey brown, lenticellate; blaze purplish red.
Branchlets– Young branchlets terete, lenticellate, glabrescent.
Leaves– Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1.5-3.5 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrescent when young, swollen at base; lamina 10-30 (50) x 3-10 (-18) cm, oblanceolate to narrow obovate, apex shortly acuminate, base cuneate-attenuate, margin entire, sometimes remotely dentate in saplings, chartaceous, puberulous when young, later glabrous, drying brown; midrib nearly flat above; secondary nerves 14-18 pairs, often with hairy domatia in their axills; tertiary nerves coarsely reticulate or obliquely reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers– Inflorescence terminal and axillary panicles, pubescent; flowers sessile; bracts absent.
Fruit& seed– Drupe, globose, to 0.5 cm across; seed one, rugose.
Trees along margin of evergreen forests between 300 and 1600 m.
Indomalaysia 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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Meliosma simplicifolia (Roxb.) Walp.SN Sep 28 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Meliosma simplicifolia (Roxb.) Walp, Sabiaceae
Wild tree from Tidiandmul area of Coorg, Karnataka


 

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Evergreen Tree for ID :: MK APR-002 2016 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 4 correct images.
Please help me identify this tree. Is this a Meliosma sp.?
Location: Glenmorgan, Nilgiris, TN
Habitat: montane evergreen forests
Date: 05 April 2016
Alt.: 2100 m asl


Comparative images of Meliosma species so far in efi 


Please check the photos. Whether all photos belong to same species? In my opinion the images 144, 147 and branching- closeup belong to Meliosma simplicifolia. But the 145 the flowers belong to Photinia sp.  146 is having both the species. The flowering portion belong to Photinia and vegetative one belong to Meliosma. The leaves in image 145 is so different from leaves in other images. Please check it. It is my assumption. The photo also not so clear to view the parts properly. 


Yes sir, I am sorry for the mix-up; and many thanks for identifying from the poor quality pictures.


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