Large shrubs or lianas; bark minutely lenticelled, reddish brown; innovations minutely ferruginous-tomentose, early glabrescent. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, glabrous; rachises 4-20 cm long; leaflets 3-7, elliptic-ovate or oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, narrow to rounded or subpeltate at base, obtusely acuminate at apex, 4-20 x 2.5-6.5 cm, rigidly chartaceous, shining, densely and distinctly areolate-reticulate beneath; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, arcuate, ascending or patent; petiolules ca 5 mm long. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, panicled, 10-40 cm long; peduncles 2-18 cm long, densely ferruginous-tomentose to glabrescent; pedicels rusty- tomentose; bracts scaly, minute. Sepals boat-shaped, obtuse, ca 3 mm long, rusty-tomentose and glandular-punctate on both sides. Petals narrowly spatulate, obtuse, ca 6 mm long, yellow or white and sparsely puberulous outside, white and glandular-punctate inside. Stamens 10, all fertile; filaments connate at base for ca 1 mm, glandular-pubescent. Ovary red. Follicles obovoid or oblong, laterally compressed-inflated, obtuse or acutely apiculate at oblique lateral apex, attenuate at base with ca 5 mm long slender stalk, 2-3.5 x 1.6-1.8 cm, bright red turning brown when dry; ventral suture curved, keeled, the dorsal gibbous; valves thin, coriaceous, glabrous outside, reddish brown, densely pubescent to glabrescent and glandular inside; seeds compressed, 2-2.5 x 1-1.5 cm, black with cupular yellow aril towards the basal ¼.

Flowering and fruiting: October-May
Evergreen forests
India, Bangladesh, Indo-China and Malaya Peninsula
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

ANDEC91 Connarus paniculatus (please validate) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (12).

Agumbe, Karnataka
26th December 2014
For reference:
1) Flora of Karnataka image

Connarus – species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
Also check Connarus monocarpus

May I request you to pl. also confirm these as Connarus paniculatus or otherwise.

Yes this is connarus paniculatus.


Agumbe :: Connarus paniculatus FOR VALIDATION :: DVJAN42 : 2 posts by 2 authors
Agumbe Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 25 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 700 m asl
Connarus ¿ paniculatus / else ? … (family: Connaraceae)

May I request you to pl. also confirm these as Connarus paniculatus or otherwise.

Yes, Connarus paniculatus.

Yes this is also Connarus paniculatas..


Need ID Help : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Need Id of this plant..
A larges shrub or a small tree; bark smooth, dark greyish; leaves with pulvinus at base; compound, imparipinnate; lower leaves with 5 leaflets, upper one with 3 leaflets. Leaves glabrous, a little leathery to touch. The infructescence terminal, upright. The pods reddish-brown with a single blackish seed with orange aril?

Adding: Plant photographed in Pynursla, Meghalaya in Jan 2018; alt ca. 950 m asl

Any Connarus?

Bang on target Sir. This is Connarus paniculatus Roxb. (Connaraceae). All the while I was fixed up on it being some Leguminosae beacause of ?pods and swollen leaf bases which were resembling pulvini…


160713 ASP 112 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this tree with fruits. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2012

Connarus? or Derris?

Connarus monocarpus L. ??

Thanks, … for the id suggestion.
I think more close to Connarus paniculatus Roxb. as per comparative images at Connarus

OK …

Connarus paniculatus: 3 high res. images.
Connarus paniculatus
Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam, India

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