Pterospermum rubiginosum Heyne, Wight & Arn., Prodr. 68. 1834;

Habit- Large trees up to 28 m tall.

Trunk\bark- Bark brown, large flaky or exfoliating; blaze outer bark red and inner cream.
Branchlets- Young branchlets slender, terete, tawny pubescent and stellate hairy.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules lateral, with two linear subulate appendages, densely stellate tomentose, caducous; petiole ca. 0.1 cm long, terete, stellate tomentose; lamina 4.5-10 x 1.5-3 cm, narrow oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base asymmetric often subpeltate, margin entire, chartaceous, tawny pubescent and stellate hairy; midrib flat above; 3-nerved at base; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs, ascending; tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers- Flowers white, solitary, axillary; pedicels up to 0.5 cm long.
Fruit & seed- Capsule brown, 5-angled, 5 x 1.3 cm, glabrous; seeds winged at one end.
Canopy trees in evergreen forests up to 900 m.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris (up to Coorg Region).
(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)

Tree for ID : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Would appreciate help on identifying this tree. A close up of the flower is also attached.
Location : Wayanad, Kerala. 

Grewia sp. The photo of the fruit will help to confirm the species

I found out the name. It is Pterospermum rubiginosum.

The photo is of pterospermum rubiginosum.

how did you know the name so quickly? i am still trying

I had got some saplings from Mssrf, Wayanad, from which the labels went missing after pIanting. I did however have a list of the names and by googling them found the right match.

great. so how big are the saplings now and how long since you planted them?

Planted them about 3 years ago. They have grown about 6′ to 8′.


502 ID wild tree: 23 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 01FEB2023, 02.50pm
Habitat: wild moisture rock outcrop sloppy evergreen misty canopied alpine
Plant habit: small tree, erect branches, hard cylindrical stem 03.5 inches base diameter, rough brownish flaky bark, rusty sprouts
Height: 06 meters
Leaves: alternate elliptic acute simple flexible rusty/glossy, silvery lower side size upto: 08×4cm
Flower: terminal buds, 05 petals, diameter:03.5cm, green, fragrant

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Grewia ?

I don’t know dear …

Sharing more images

It is very close to Pterospermum rubiginosum
Sharing an image.

I guess, yes !

Thank you very much dear … for ID confirmation of my tree

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