Excoecaria bussei (Pax) Pax, Pflanzenr. IV, 147, V: 169 1912. (syn: Excoecaria sambesica Pax & K.Hoffm.; Sapium bussei Pax);
Kenya to Caprivi Strip as per WCSP;
Botswana; Caprivi Strip; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe as per Catalogue of Life;
Tree for ID SMP from archieves : 15 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)
While checking my old photographs I came upon this picture.
Will appreciate the ID
Seems a medium sized tree with green fruits
a member of Euphorbiaceae or Phyllanthaceae
it looks like Blachia species to me.
Thanks … It’s difficult to ID when no further details available. Even I can’t tell about size also. But a nice lead. It has to be from Western ghats only.
Lets see if any other information comes out.
Somehow the fruit reminded me of the ones I photographed in Lalbagh, Bangalore of Vernicia fordii, Syn Aleurites fordii of Euphorbiaceae. But the leaves are different.
I can post them if required.
Looks different from species of Blachia so far in efi site as per comparative images herein and also from Vernicia fordii
Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Euphorbiaceae
Cleistanthus sp ?
This does not look native. I think this may be Excocaria bussei. Was it by any chance photographed in Pune University?
Appears close to Excoecaria bussei (Pax) Pax as per
Sorry just don’t remember any thing. … has a point though. Might be planted somewhere and not wild
Sometimes back, same plant images came to me from Assam for identification purpose.
I was puzzled as to the identity. The only match appears to be Excoecaria crenulata!
It was identified as Excocaria bussei (an exotic) by …