Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 541 1893. (syn. Catha decolor Webb; Catha montana (Roth) G. Don; Catha senegalensis (Lam.) G. Don; Celastrus coriaceus Guillemin & Perrotet; Celastrus crenatus Roth; Celastrus decolor Delile; Celastrus glaucus R.Br.; Celastrus montanus Roth; Celastrus obovatus Hochst. ex Oliv.; Celastrus pallidus Wall.; Celastrus phyllacanthus L’Herit.; Celastrus saharae Batt.; Celastrus senegalensis Lam.; Gymnosporia baumii Loes.; Gymnosporia benguelensis Loes.; Gymnosporia crenulata Engl.; Gymnosporia eminiana Loes.; Gymnosporia eremoecusa Loes.; Gymnosporia europaea Masf.; Gymnosporia intermedia Chiov.; Gymnosporia montana (Roth) Benth.; Gymnosporia saharae (Battand.) Loes. ex Engl.; Gymnosporia senegalensis var. angustifolia Engl. & Loes.; Gymnosporia senegalensis var. inermis (A. Rich.) Loes.; Gymnosporia senegalensis var. spinosa Engl. ex Loes.; Maytenus baumii (Loes.) Exell & Mendonca; Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell) as per Catalogue of Life ?
 


Maytenus emarginata (Willd.) Ding Hou SN Jan35 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3) 

Maytenus emarginata (Willd.) Ding Hou, (= Gymnosporia emarginata (Willd.) Thwaites.), wild shrub from Manmad area of Nashik dt, Maharashtra


I feel it may be Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes. as per images herein & as per As per efi thread (Gymnosporia emarginata is now considered an endemic species to southern India and Sri Lanka, and have relatively small leaves with usually a small notch in the leaf apex or is acute. The base of leaves are cordate and almost sessile or very short petioles. Gymnosporia montana is closely related to Gymnosporia senegalensis but has larger and broader leaves. This grows in the southern India. Gymnosporia senegalensis is a widespread species from South Africa, whole of Africa to Pakistan and North Western India. This has usually narrower leaves.) 


This is unlikely to be Gymnosporia senegalensis. It is a little too far South for it. and the fruit and leaves are diagnostic enough to rule this out.
This is not G. emarginata either as it is well outside its distribution.  I am not sure which it may be. Perhaps to look out for flowers? 


  

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