Staphylea cochinchinensis (Lour.) Byng & Christenh. (syn: Dalrympelea nepalensis Royle; Maurocenia cochinchinensis (Lour.) O.Ktze.; Triceros cochinchinensis Lour.; Triceros cochinchinensis Lour. ex Wight & Arn.; Turpinia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr.; Turpinia martabanica Wall.; Turpinia microcarpa Wight & Arn.; Turpinia nepalensis Wall.);
Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin), Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, NE-India (Darjeeling, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, ?Cambodia, China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, S-Yunnan) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Indomalaya Turpinia • Kannada: Nila • Malayalam: Pambaravetti, Attuneermulla, Pambavetti, Samtha, Kanali, Kambilivetti • Tamil: Nila, Kanali



Turpinia pomifera (Roxb.) DC. SN April 13 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.

Turpinia pomifera (Roxb.) DC, Fam: Staphyleaceae, large wild tree, Ooty hill station, Tamilnadu.

Taking it as Staphylea cochinchinensis rather than Staphylea pomifera as per images an details herein.


Nilgiris: Tree for Identification 240613MK03 : Attachments (14). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Please help me to find this evergreen tree found on the roadside of a wet forest. Is this from Oleaceae?
Leaflet: not more than 10 cm
Flower: 0.5 cm across
Date: 21 June 2013
Location: Kodanad, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2000 m asl

This is Turpinia malabarica of Staphyleaceae family

Is T. malabarica different from T. pomiflora of north western ghats and how?

The fruit size matches with T.malabarica; but the usual 3-foliolate leaves matches with T. cochinchinensis.

with pictures of T.cochinchinensis: Biotik and T.malabarica.

I think it should be Staphylea cochinchinensis as per images and details herein.


MS March, 2020/14 Shrub or small tree for ID : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 1,200 m.

Date : 23-11-2018
Habit : Shrub or small tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Se-vuak

Any idea about the family ?

Any idea about the family ?
Se-vuak tree means Olea dioica in Mizo as per the following, but look different from it:

Also does not match with any species so far as per Oleaceae

To me it looks like a Turpinia sp?

It is Turpinia cochinchinensis belong to Staphyleaceae

Is the id Ok ? What are the species found in your area ?

Turpinia cochinchinensis & T.pomifera are recorded in my State. I think id is ok.

Thanks, …, Any keys ?


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Thanks, … Yes, I agree with your id following these keys.


Turpinia nepalensis Wight & Arn.
6 very high resolution images.

Location: Phulchoki
Date: 9 February 2021
Altitude: 1700m.
Habitat : Wild

Staphylea cochinchinensis (Lour.) Byng & Christenh. Syn : Turpinia nepalensis Wight & Arn.

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