Olax nana Wall. ex Benth., Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1: 88 1840.;
Pakistan (Pakistani Punjab), Nepal, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing), Sikkim,
India (Darjeeling, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal
Pradesh, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh), Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
Low undershrubs, up to 60 cm tall; stem upright, green, ribbed; rootstock woody. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, subsessile; lamina ca. 3-7x 0.6-1.4 cm, oblong-lanceolate, rounded at base, acute at apex, entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, deep green above, midrib prominent on under-surface. Flowers axillary, solitary, creamy or whitish; pedicels ca. 1.2 cm long, slender; calyx ca. 0.8 mm in length, shallow, margin truncate to irregularly and finely lobed, hyaline; petals 3, ca. 5.5-6.5 mm long, oblong lanceolate, with inturned margin; fertile stamens 3, included, each situated at the centre of a petal; anthers ca. 1.5 mm long, oblong-ovate, not appendaged; filaments rather broad; staminodes 6, glabrous, a pair on each side of the fertile stamen, ca. 2.5 mm long, and exceeding the stamens; ovary ca. 0.9 mm long, ovoid; style terminal, ca. 1.3-2 mm long. Drupes ca. 6 mm across, yellow when ripe, subglobose, apiculate, nearly covered by the accrescent calyx.
In drier places, ascending to 1600 m.
(Attributions- Ayyappan. N & V. Kokilavani, French Institute of Pondicherry, Compiled from various sources listed in the reference as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Identification of Plants : 7 posts by 3 authors.
I have collected a specimen from Rajasthan but not it is identified. Kindly help me for identification of this species.
Thanks, … Image is not clear. Do you have any other images ? If so, pl. post. Do you have any idea about the family etc. ?
Please find enclosed herewith some more images for identification. Thank You for your quick response and kind support.
Osyris alba, Santalaceae member,
Please check this may be Olax nana
As I discussed with friend
Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appears close to Olax nana as per GBIF Specimen POWO Research gate Flora of Pakistan FoP illustration
Looks different from Osyris alba, which has no distribution in India and nearby as per Catalogue of Life and POWO and as per GBIF and Wikipedia
Also looks different from Osyris quadripartita, found in India, as per details herein.
Please check the Olax species.
Thank you very much for comments,
The specimen has been corresponding to BSI for authentic identification.
I am waiting for their comments.
Ok, … We will be waiting for your confirmation.