Catunaregam malabarica (Lam.) Sivar.; Gardenia fragrans Roxb.; Gardenia pandacakai J.F.Gmel.;
Griffithia fragrans (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.; Oxyceros malabaricus (Lam.) Tirveng.; Posoqueria fragrans (Roxb.) J.Koenig ex Roxb.; Randia fragrans (Roxb.) Bedd.; Randia malabarica Lam.;
Stylocoryna malabarica DC. [Illegitimate];
Stylocoryna pandaki DC. [Illegitimate];
Stylocoryna rheedei Kostel. [Illegitimate];
Xeromphis malabarica (Lam.) D.C.S.Raju);
Habit- Small trees
(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)
25072017BHAR2 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 1 attachment- 2 MB.
Found in Vandalur Dry evergreen decidious forest. (Near Chennai).
Benkara sp. of Rubiaceae?
It looks Benkara malabarica of Rubiaceae
Benkara malabarica from Rubiaceae.
Benkara malabarica : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Vandalur.
Please identify this armed shrub with opposite leaves from a small hill of Kannur district of Kerala. Only fruits are available with 5 calyx lobes at the top. 25/12/19
Could be Rhizophoraceae member,
Benkara malabarica (Rubiaceae).
ID/APRIL/2020/13 I D of the bush : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Please ID the plant.
Yes it’s, you’re right
MS/MAY/2020/2/ID – Benkara malabarica : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please ID the bush.
Yes it’s Benkara only …
Chilika lake, December 2021 :: Big shrub for ID :: ARK2022-028: 4 high res. images.
Requested to please ID.
Please check Randia/ Himalrandia/ Benkara/ Caturanegam !!
Pl. check with images at Catunaregam spinosa
To me appears close.
I have seen quite a few of these trees here in Maharashtra and the leaves looked different.
Leaves appear to be OK in the 3rd image.
Is there any mix up?
No …, there is no mix up.
All pics belong to the same plant.
The leaves of the plants I have seen in Maharashtra have more pronounced veins, I think.
I do not find anything more closer than Catunaregam spinosa
Leaves opposite or fascicled on dwarf branches, obovate, 2.5–7.5 x 1.25–3.75 cm, rarely ovate or spathulate, entire, obtuse or acute, membranous, glabrous or pubescent on both surfaces, specially on the nerves beneath; shortly petioled, petiole hairy; lateral nerves prominent.
Leaf base appears to be variable in the same image, which is creating some doubt in my mind also.
OK … We take it as Catunaregam spinosa.
I was referring to the leaves of this plant that I had seen in Mumbai
This appears to be Benkara malabarica (Lam.) Tirveng. [Rubiaceae]. The inflorescence structure (“in congested leaf-opposed, short peduncled cymes”) can be seen in the third image.
Thanks, …, for solving the mystery.
B. malabarica: Corolla tube shorter than the lobes (Brandis); tube 0.2″ long (Talbot).
Thanks a lot, …, for the wonderful analysis and efforts.