Melicope denhamii (Seem.) T.G.Hartley, Sandakania 4: 57 1994. (Syn: Euodia albiflora C.T.White; Euodia amboinensis Merr.; Euodia asteridula Merr. & Perry; Euodia dallmannensis Kurata; Euodia elegans Sander; Euodia gjellerupii Lauterbach; Euodia incisifolia Bakh.fil.; Euodia kajewskii Guillaum.; Euodia lamprocarpa K.Schum.; Euodia nitida Lauterb.; Euodia papuana Merr. & L.M.Perry; Euodia ponapensis Kanehira & Hatusima; Euodia radlkoferiana Lauterb.; Euodia ridleyi Hochr.; Euodia schullei Warb.; Euodia seemanni Gillespie; Euodia simulans Merr. & Perry; Euodia subcaudata Merr.; Euodia tenuistyla Stapf; Melicope seemannii (Gillespie) A.C.Sm.; Picrasma denhamii Seem.);
Borneo to W. Pacific.: Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Caroline Is., Fiji, Maluku, New Guinea, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Tonga, Vanuatu as per POWO;
Borneo, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomon Isl., Bismarck Arch., Sulawesi, Vanuatu, Fiji, Palau Isl. (Babeldaob, Koror), Tonga (Tofua), Micronesia (Pohnpei), Philippines (I), Sumatra (I) as per Catalogue of Life;


ID request 280914SP : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).
A small shrub like ornamental plant at VPM’s BNB college campus. It has a very strong aromatic smell

Aralia sp.

Euodia ridleyi, Rutaceae

Thanks a lot, … There seems to be some confusion regarding the name.
GRIn gives Euodia ridleyi Hochr. as a syn. of Melicope denhamii (Seem.) T. G. Hartley (1999), while as per The Plant List Ver. 1.1, Evodia ridleyi Hochr. is a synonym of Melicope denhamii (Seem.) T.G.Hartley
Euodia ridleyi Hochr. is a synonym of Euodia suaveolens var. ridleyi (Hochr.) Bakh. f. as per The Plant List Ver. 1.1
In view I am inclined to take it as Melicope denhamii (Seem.) T.G.Hartley unless some thing else comes up.

Foliage Plant For ID : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 23FEB16 : AK-05 : 05/05 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Foliage plant from Jijamata Udyan/Rani Bagh in Mumbai.
Cultivated, potted plant.
Croton Species?
Codiaeum variegatum ‘Dreadlocks’ of Euphorbiaceae?

Aralia amarilla

please check Euodia ridleyi

Thanks a lot. My plant does look like your suggested id. Will wait for comments. 

I also feel it matches with images of Melicope denhamii syn. Euodia ridleyi

Leaves when bruised emit some odour.
I am sure it is Euodia ridleyi 

Images by Bhagyashri Ranade


??Dizygotheca elegantissima or false aralia
Kindly help Id this shrub at a private society at Pune
I could not see the main stem as was covered with leaves
Height/Length- about 3 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- slender green with undulated margins
No Flowers or fruits seen

Yes Dizygotheca elegantissima

FWIW, this plant is now included in Aralia.

I checked up images of Schefflera elegantissima at the following, to which it does not match:

It is more likely to be Melicope denhamii rather than Euodia hortensis, as per images and details at both links.


ID request 20072017PC1 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Kindly identify this plant growing in Bangalore.

Croton species

Pl. check comparative images at Croton page in efi site. 

Looks like an admixture of two plants and one of them is ‘Garden Croton ‘ – Codiaeum.

Thank you … Checked Codiaeum but could not identify the species.

Thank you … for pointing out.

Initially I had observed the image in my mobile set and commented. The leaves were superficially very similar to Codiaeum variegatum but now after downloading the image I find that the leaves are in whorls and the inflorescences and fruits are very different from Croton or Codiaeum. Initially I thought that there are two plants in one image!
I admit that I have never seen this plant.

If you have any other image, pl. post. 

Pl. check with images at Schefflera elegantissima (Veitch ex Mast.) Lowry & Frodin (Araliaceae)

Just a guess…. Can this plant be Evodia, Euodia hortensis?

I am sorry; I do not have any other photo of this plant. Thanks …

It is more likely to be Melicope denhamii rather than Euodia hortensis, as per images and details at both links

Plant of Central Java 12 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments(2).
A shrub ca 1 m tall.  Location Purwokerto. Id is requested.

Euvodia sp; Rutaceae

I think this may be Melicope denhamii as per GBIFImages & Specimen


amit uid 1 28022014 : Attachments (7). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Pls help in identifying the plant (Shrub). The photos were taken in Forest Nursery, Lalkuan, Uttarakhand at an altitude of 300 m.

Aralia amarilla

Google search is not yielding fruitful results. Any reasons ?

I think, it is Melicope denhamii


Plant of Central Java 2 : 5 posts by 4 authors.
A shrub with small flowers. ID is requested.

WHA IS THE FLOWER COLOUR?…looks like Alstonia venenata…..not sure

As far as I know, the flower is yellowish green and very small. Thank you …, for possible id.

It looks like Melicope rubra? for me

I think close to images at Melicope denhamii (Seem.) T.G.Hartley


Plant identication: 1 image.
Need help in plant identification

Location: Mumbai
Date: Nov 2022

Check for Euodia species

Evodia suaveolens ???

To me appears close to images at—z/r/rutaceae/melicope/melicope-denhamii



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