Ilex wightiana Wall. ex Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1216 1848. ;
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India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Tree for identification :: Nilgiris :: MK JUN-001 2016 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Please help me identifying this tree species found in montane evergreen forests of Nilgiris. Could this be any Symplocaceae?
Leaf: 5-8 cm long
Alt.: 2100 m asl
Location: near Pykara, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 23 April 2016

the photos are not clear to identify


May I request you to pl. post a few large size clear photos for proper Id.

I am sorry for the poor photographs; photos from Nikon L830 are rendered very bad when resized. Also I cannot send full size photographs to group; so sending separately. Please help me identify with these photographs.

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It is a species of Viburnum; probably Viburnum acuminatum as per FPM (since fruit is not there and no close up image I am not sure of species; we have collected it from noth circars, it is rare here, but common in Nilagiri area)

Ilex wightiana


Thank you. I will correct my id


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Nilgiris: Shola tree for identification 101212MK01:

Please help me to identify this stunted tree. This is found on a shore of a stream in the high altitudes (Shola vegetation). The height of the tree is about three metres. Could this be any Myrtaceae?
Leaf: 10 cm long
Fruit: 0.5 cm across; red
Date: 21 Oct 2012
Place: Mukruthi NP, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2356 m asl


Could be a species of Eugenia 


Eugenia is a very difficult genus for taxonomic determination. Using photographs with low resolution is so difficult too. Better he has to send a specimen to some experts for identification


I think it is not EugeniaIt may be Ilex species of the family Aquifoliaceae. (I. wightiana var. peninsularis or some other species like I. denticulata or I. gardneriana I require some good photos.


The leaves and fruit positions are like Eugenia, but the fruit apex does not show the remaining sepals or sepal scars, so it may not be Eugenia. Flower images and other details are needed, and wait for the experts.


I think its a species of Ilex


May I request you to pl. post high resolution images to check the details. After checking species in FoPI, I think Ilex wightiana is possible as per specimens at FoPI

Please find attached the images I have clicked from the field.
5 high resolution images.


I think Ilex wightiana only.


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