Chionanthus zeylanicus L., Sp. Pl. 8 1753. (syn: Chionanthus dichotomus Roxb.; Chionanthus zeylanicus var. dichotomus (Roxb.) Bahadur & R.C.Gaur; Linociera dichotoma (Roxb.) Wall. ex DC.; Linociera purpurea var. dichotoma Wall. ex C.B.Clarke; Linociera zeylanica (L.) Gamble);
India, Sri Lanka as per WCSP;
Habit- Trees up to 10 m tall.
Trunk\bark- Bark greyish, scaly; blaze cream.
Branchlets- Branchlets terete, lenticellate, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole up to 0.7 cm long, planoconvex to slightly canaliculate when dry, glabrous; lamina 4-7 x 1.5-3 cm, obovate or oblanceolate, apex obtuse, base cuneate to atteunate, margin entire, glabrous beneath, coriaceous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves up to 7 pairs, obscure or visible when dry; tertiary nerves obscure.
Flowers- Inflorescence axillary racemes; flowers white.
Fruit & seed- Drupe; seed one.
Trees in disturbed or semi-evergreen forests between 800 and 1200 m.
South India and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- South Sahyadri.
(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)
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I wish to add Choinanthus zeylanicus to efi
Plant name: Chionanthus zeylanicus L., Sp. Pl. 8. 1753.
Ver.name: Verri pogada (Tel.).
Deciduous trees, 5-10 m tall; bark greyish-black, fissured; branchlets minutely hairy. Leaves opposite; petiole 5-10 mm; lamina 4.5-12 × 3-5.5 cm, obovate, base cuneate, apex obtuse or emarginate, margin entire; glabrous, coriaceous. Flowers 4-merous, creamy white, 5-6mm across, in 3-5cm long, axillary panicles. Calyx lobes small, 4 teethed, tawny-pubescent. Corolla lobes 4, tubular, thick, basally connate, lanceolate. Stamens 2, included, filaments short, attached at the base of corolla; anthers lanceolate. G(2) ;ovary 2-celled, glabrous, 2 pendulous ovules in each locule; style short, included. Drupe 6 × 4 mm, obovoid, blackish-purple at maturity, bitter.
Habitat& location: Common in dry deciduous forests. Photographed at Rapur ghat.
Flowering period: March- June.
Medicinal Uses: The root bark is used as antidote for snakebite by local tribals.
Chionanthus sp.? : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Mannur RF, Aug.
Would it be possible to get more information about habit habitat and date in which photo taken.
Habit: Woody shrub around 2 metres.
Habitat: Dry Evergreen forest near Chennai
yes it looks like Choinanthes zeylanica
For me this one looks like C.zeylanicus, based on the leaves and fruits shape.