Rinorea wallichiana (Hook. fil. & Thoms. in Hook. fil.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 42 1891. (syn: Alsodeia bengalensis Wall.; Alsodeia fasciculata Turcz.; Alsodeia immersa Craib ; Alsodeia lankawiensis Ridl.; Alsodeia obtusa Korth.; Alsodeia paradoxa Blume ex Oudem.; Alsodeia pruinosa Pulle ; Alsodeia salomonensis Rechinger ; Alsodeia semigyrata Turcz.; Alsodeia wallichiana Hook. fil. & Thoms. in Hook. fil. ; Alsodeia zeylanica Thw.; Gelonium glandulosum Elmer ; Gelonium trifidum Elmer ; Pentaloba bengalensis Wall. ; Pentaloba ceylanica Arn.; Pentaloba fasciculata Turcz.; Pentaloba macrophylla Wall. ; Pentaloba semigyrata Turcz. ; Pentaloba zeylanica Thw.; Rinorea bengalensis (Wall.) Gagnep.; Rinorea fasciculata Merrill ; Rinorea glandulosa (Elm.) Merrill ; Rinorea immersa (Craib) Craib ; Rinorea lankawiensis Craib ; Rinorea obtusa Kuntze ; Rinorea paradoxa J. J. Smith ex Koorders & Valeton ; Rinorea pruinosa Melch. ; Rinorea salomonensis Melch. ; Rinorea semigyrata (Turcz.) J. J. Smith ; Rinorea wallichiana (Hook. fil. & Thoms.) M. R. Henderson (ambiguous synonym) ; Rinorea zeylanica Kuntze ; Suregada glandulosa (Elmer) Croizat ; Suregada trifida (Elmer) Croizat );
ANMAR38/60 Dimorphocalyx(?) sp. for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Date: 21st March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala
Habit: Short tree
Dimorphocalyx glabellus var. lawianus (= D. lawianus).
Flowers & fruits look different from other images at Dimorphocalyx glabellus var. lawianus (Hook.f.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.
May I request you to pl. clarify.
Thank you very much for pointing out.
I have now downloaded all the images (unfortunately of very low resolution). I can think of no genus other than Dimorphocalx for the typical male flowers. The last two images are of somewhat immature fruits and they were most probably found on a separate plant (dioecious genus). The leaves are of typical D. lawianus (note a gland along the leaf-margin on the sixth image, DSC 0587). However, the most obvious difference which I find is the non-accrescent fruiting sepals which clearly points to a distinct and probably undescribed species. This is indeed very interesting (if I am not mistaken) and I would suggest … to go back to the locality, collect specimens and study in detail. Such non-accrescent fruiting sepals are known in D. muricatus of South East Asia and Malesia which however possesses muriculate capsules.
Recently someone sent me a few images of a supposed Dimorphocalyx from North East India which also had such non-accrescent female sepals but the inflorescence pattern was different from the present images.
The images are of Rinorea bengalensis (Wall.) O. Ktze. (Violaceae)