Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 8: 267 1865. ;



Habit- Trees, buttressed, often with stilt roots, up to 30 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark brown, lenticellate; blaze pink.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Exudates- Exudates resinous, not profuse.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 1-2 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 10-29 x 3-9 cm; elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, apex caudate-acuminate, base acute or nearly attenuate, thickly coriaceous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves many, slender, sometimes indistinct near margins due to mixing up with tertiary nerves reticulation, nearly perpendicular to midrib; tertiary nerves closely reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence terminal panicle.
Fruit and Seed- Capsule, globose, 4 cm across, ribbed, beaked, drying dark brown, 1-seeded.
Locally common canopy trees in low and medium elevation evergreen forests up to 1400 m.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- patchily distributed in South and Central Sahyadris, particularly abundant in Kudremukh, Chikmagalur Region.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.                





ANDEC73 Poeciloneuron indicum : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Agumbe, Karnataka
26th December 2014
A large tree about 30m tall with flowers at the ends of branches all over the tree. Flowers are very fragrant.

A very good find from Clusiaceae.

Lovely pics … you are digging deeply and bringing up unseen beauty for many including me..

It was a nice and funny moment to across this tree for us. It was located just behind a fenced off area (the fence marks the boundary of the forest) adjoining the road and right near the tree were two huge bulls that seemed to be a little agitated. I had to run ahead, climb over the fence, get a small branch of the tree, come back to the same place where I had climbed over the fence at which point one of the bulls seemed displeased by all of this and decided to come after us! We all but ran for about half a km before stopping to click photos! After all of this had happened, hardly had we walked another half a km ahead when we found the same species again (although this time there were no angry bulls)!

Fruits from the same tree.
Family: Clusiaceae

Date: 5th April 2015

Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Tree Attachments (3)

Nice to see the fruits, … !! Thanks for sharing.




Agumbe :: Poeciloneuron indicum :: DVJAN69 : 5 posts by 3 authors.

Agumbe Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Date: 26 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 700 m asl 
Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd. (family: Clusiaceae) 
Many thanks to … for the ID in his own post ANDEC73 

Excellent find and beautiful pics..

Indeed an excellent find! The bonus while exploring new places!



via Species‎ > ‎P‎ >  Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd. … family: Clusiaceae 
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ poh-see-lo-NYOOR-on ? Greek: poecilo (varied); neuron (nerve)Dave’s Botanary
IN-dih-kum or in-DEE-kum — of or from IndiaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: panicled-flowered milled leaf treeKannada: ಬಳಂಜಿ balanji, ಬಳಿಗೆ balige, ಬಲ್ಲಗಿ ballagi, ಕಿರ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ kirballiMalayalam:പൂതംകൊല്ലി putankolli, വയില vayilaTamil: புதாங்கொல்லி putankolli, வடிநாங்கு vatinanku, வாவிலாவழலா vavilavalala
botanical names: … synonyms: Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd. … synonyms: no synonym known 

Excellent Find..



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