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For identification. : 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4)

Please help with id of this shrub species.

Simple alternate, spines are present, captured at theerthalli taluk of Shivamogga district, Karnataka (July2016)

Likely to be Flacourtia indica


efi page on Flacourtia indica                                  


Flacourtia indica has red fruits? I doubt this to be a some Maytenus sp.


Gymnosporia & Maytenus species in efi so far.


I also think it is Flacourtia indica.


Could be Scolopia crenata (Wight & Arn.) Clos – Flacourtiaceae


1a.

Petals present                                                                                                                                      2    

  b.

Petals absent                                                                                                                                        4    

2a.

Flowers unisexual; petals with a scale at base inside                                                                           4. Hydnocarpus

  b.

Flowers bisexual; petals without scale at base inside                                                                            3   

3a.

Trees, armed; leaves 3 – 5-plinerved at base; stamens many; fruits fleshy berries                               5. Scolopia

  b.

Trees unarmed; leaves pinnately veined; stamens 4-6; fruits dry capsules                                           3. Homalium

4a.

Flowers unisexual (plants usually dioecious); stamens numerous; fruits fleshy, indehiscent, baccate   2. Flacourtia

  b.

Flowers bisexual; stamens 8-10; fruits capsular                                                                                      1. Casearia

If petals are present then Scolopia, if absent then Flacourtia. The characters of the leaves suggest Flacourtia and if so then F. indica. This is however a suggestion only.


… tells that this is not Flacourtia but Scolopia.


Closest I can guess is Flacourtia indica (Burm.f.) Merr.   FoPI


Was it planted?

I think it should be Flacourtia inermis Roxb., if cultivated.


Its a wild species.. No doubt, it is F.indica.


But leaves look different and fruits are not of this colour in F.indica


 

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