dy-kah-PET-uh-lum — from the Greek dicha (divided in two) and petalum (petals)
¿ jel-oh-nee-OY-dees ? — similar to features of genus Gelonium
commonly known as: dichapetalum, gelonium poison-leaf
Native to: Indomalaysia

Habit- Large shrubs or small trees, up to 5 m tall.

Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets slender, terete, pubescent.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipule linear-lanceolate to 0.5 cm long; petiole 0.1-0.4 cm long, pubescent; lamina 5-11.5 x 2-4 cm, elliptic, apex bluntly acuminate with mucronate tip, base acute, margin entire, chartaceous, sparsely pubescent on midrib and nerves beneath; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 5-6 gradually curved; tertiary nerves nearly horizontally reticulo-percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence axillary, fascicled cyme; flowers white.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe 1-2 lobed, pubescent, 2-seeded.
Understorey trees in evergreen to semi-evergreen forests up to 1400 m.
Indomalaysia; 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.


ANFEB07 Dichapetalum gelonioides : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (9)

Family: Dichapetalaceae
Date: 1st February 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Shrub
Identified by: …

Fwd: Annonaceae for Id from Assam : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Kindly see if these plants could be identified.

It may not be Annonaceae

It is perhaps Flacourtiaceae

Its Dechapetalum gelionoides


Dichapetalum gelonioides :: Kattalekan :: February 20, 2012 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Kattalekan (myristica swamp), Shimoga, Karntaka
Date: February 20, 2012 … Altitude: about 573 m (1880 feet) asl
Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. … (family: Dichapetalaceae) 

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Kattalekan (myristica swamp), Shimoga, Karntaka
Date: December 16, 2012 … Altitude: about 573 m (1880 feet) asl
Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. … (family: Dichapetalaceae)  


Names of Plants in India :: Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl.:

dy-kah-PET-uh-lum — Greek: dicha (divided in two, twice or bifid) and petalum (petals) … Dave’s Botanary
¿ jel-oh-nee-OY-dees ? — similar to features of genus Gelonium

commonly known as: gelonium poison-leaf • Assamese: ৰক্প লেটাক rockpo letak • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ತೆಂಗು kaadu tengu • Karbi: dinyraliarong • Malayalam: കാട്ടുകാപ്പിക്കുരു kattukappikkuru • Marathi: द्विपाकळी dvipakali • Tamil: ஜெலோனியம் நஞ்சு இலை jeloniyam nanchu ilai

botanical namesDichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. … accepted infraspecificsDichapetalum gelonioides subsp. andamanicum (King) Leenh. • Dichapetalum gelonioides subsp. gelonioides • Dichapetalum gelonioides subsp. pilosum Leenh. • Dichapetalum gelonioides subsp. sumatranum Leenh. • Dichapetalum gelonioides subsp. tuberculatum Leenh. … synonymsChailletia gelonioides (Roxb.) Bedd. • Moacurra gelonioides Roxb. … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
gelonium poison-leaf
~~~~~ ASSAMESE ~~~~~
ৰক্প লেটাক rockpo letak
  • Flora of Assam Vol I (Part II) by U N Kanjilal, P C Kanjilal, A Das
  • Many thanks to Brahmananda Patiri for help with this name … facebook … this name is used by the Miri (better known as Mishing) community … ৰক্প লেটাক rockpo letak, literal meaning – limb of rooster
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಕಾಡು ತೆಂಗು kaadu tengu
  • Karnataka Biodiversity Board, 2019. FLORA OF KARNATAKA, A Checklist, Volume – 2: Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. 1 – 1002 (Published by Karnataka Biodiversity Board) … ಕಾಡು ತೆಂಗು kaadu tengu, literal meaning – wild coconut
  • ತೆಂಗು tengu is also found spelt as ಟೆಂಗು tengu – both words mean coconut … Alar – an authoritative Kannada-English dictionary corpus created by V. Krishna
~~~~~ KARBI ~~~~~
  • Flora of Assam Vol I (Part II) by U N Kanjilal, P C Kanjilal, A Das … name used by the Karbi (also known as Mikir or Arleng) people of north-eastern India
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
കാട്ടുകാപ്പിക്കുരു kattukappikkuru
  • Wikipedia … കാട്ടുകാപ്പിക്കുരു kattukappikkuru, literal meaning – wild coffee bean
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
द्विपाकळी dvipakali
  • name coined for want of name; द्विपाकळी dvipakali suggests petals being bilobed at apex
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
ஜெலோனியம் நஞ்சு இலை jeloniyam nanchu ilai
  • Tamil names of Botanical names by Yercaud Ilango … ஜெலோனியம் நஞ்சு இலை jeloniyam nanchu ilai translates to gelonium poison-leaf
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