Nothopegia racemosa (Dalzell) Ramamoorthy, Fl. Hassan Distr. 377 1976. (Syn: Glycicarpus edulis Dalzell; Glycicarpus racemosa Dalzell);
Synonym : Glycycarpus racemosus Dalz.; Nothopegia dalzellii Gamble var. angustifolia Gamble as per Biotik;
Naicheru in Malyalam
Habit- Trees, up to 15 m tall.
Trunk & Bark- Bark finely fissured, blaze brown.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets stout, glabrous.
Exudates- Latex black and scanty.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2.7 cm long, stout, glabrous, usually twisted; lamina 8-23 x 3.5-6.2 cm, oblong to oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute, margin slightly undulate, glabrous, coriaceous, glaucous beneath; midrib slightly raised above; secondary nerves 9-25 pairs, nearly parallel; tertiary nerves weakly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence axillary racemes, 2-4 cm long, rusty pubescent; flowers polygamous.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, reddish, oblate, 1 x 1.5 cm, apiculate, 1-seeded
Understorey trees in low elevation evergreen to semi-evergreen or secondary moist deciduous forests.
India and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats South and Central Sahyadri
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)
Nothopegia racemosa (Dalz.) Ramam SN Dec 16 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
ID KZD 03/15/10/23: 2 images.
Please identify this species from Kozhikode district of Kerala……
looks like Nothopegia. 15/10/23
But the leaves look different here….. seems simple instead of compound in Glycosmis
Do you have any other or better images?
Thanks, I’ll check them out. In fact these are identified as which genus?
No idea dear …, it’s my first posting,
Few more photos are available
Seems to be Nothopegia racemosa
Nothopegia confirmed, please stay away from the plant