MS May, 2017/17 Alphonsea sp. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Tawi WLS
Altitude : 1,500 – 1,700 m.
Date : 08-04-2012, 11-09-2012 & 07-06-2012
Habit :Small or miiddle-sized evergreen tree
            with edible fruits
Habitat : Wild

Alphonsea species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

I guess Alphonsea lutea is correct.

Tip of the fruit is creating doubt about it id as Alphonsea lutea, as I could not find any such fruit in GBIF

I could find a similar fruit in one specimen only under it, but it is also named as Alphonsea zeylanica 
But fruits in specimens of Alphonsea zeylanica look different in GBIF and it have distribution only in S.India and Sri Lanka.

I also tried all possibilities and found it closest.  Fruit shape may vary according to stage I guess.


MS Dec.2014/01 Alphonsea sp. ? for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Tawi, Mizoram
Altitude : ca. 1,500 m.

Date : Flower – 08-04-2012
Fruit – 11-09-2012 (unmature)
Habit : Medium-zized evergreen tree
Habitat : It grows wild

Note : Fruit edible

Alphonsea seems okay to me. Species?

Definitely a species of Alphonsea

Thanks, … There are only two species reported from the area.

Can it  be Alphonsea lutea as per images, details and references herein, as it looks different from other species i.e. Alphonsea ventricosa (Roxb.) Hook. f. & Thomson?

Alphonsea gaudichaudiana (Baill.) Finet & Gagnep. found in india ?

No. it is not found in India as per POWO


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