SK 2646 02 July 2020 : 44 posts by 3 authors. 10 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Dahachok, Kathmandu
Date: 23 June 2020
Elevation: 1600 m.
Habitat: Wild
Is this Glochidion ??


Looks like Glochidion acuminatum.

Elevation and phenology is ok … ?

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Glochidion triandrum is native to Philippines. I have no idea that this species is occurring in Nepal in natural conditions. Never seen any specimen. Hence I am unable to make any further comment.

OK …


I think the author has jumbled G. acuminatum with G. triandrum which belongs to subgen. Kirgalenia characterized by fleshy fruits. Here the fruits are dry and your plant should be G. acuminatum.


OK …


These images look different from other images at Glochidion acuminatum

The only other option is Glochidion nubigenum but I am not sure.


Please also try Glochidion bourdillonii subsp. bhutanicum. If not that then further detailed studies are required.


Glochidion bourdillonii subsp. bhutanicum is not listed in Nepal !
Glochidion lanceolarium (Roxb.) Voigt  ???   or G. trivandrum ??

Not G. lanceolarium. What is G. trivandrum I do not know. I suggest further studies.


OK …! My mistake! I mean to say G. triandrum!


I really do not know G. triandrum.


This species was described from Philippines. Fl. China is also listing this species in India and Nepal. Unfortunately I have not seen any specimen. At least it does not occur in India.


Only confusion is book from Nepal Govt. mentioning G. acuminatum as syn which does not look like correct!


I have obtained herbarium image from National Herbarium for 

Glochidion assamicum (Müll.Arg.) Hook.f. . Does it look like matching??
And what about the elevation?? EFN says 100m. and Herb. sp. says 790m. and it was shot at 1600m.
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Glochidion assamicum is now a synonym of G. ellipticum, characterised by shallowly 4-lobed fruits. Meanwhile I have also checked the neotype of G. triandrum from Philippines. Your plant is not that species either. The real identity can be established only through further studies.


OK …! I hope not a new sp.!


Who knows!


Forwarding a link for your kind perusal.

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Thank you so much for sharing the publication. Now please decide. Is your plant not Glochidion acuminatum?


I could not decide since it looks different from earlier identified Re: SK 2289 12 November 2019 !

In that case further studies required.


After pursuing the publication attached by … and posts in efloraofindia, I feel it is different from both G.acuminatum and G. triandrum (GBIF).
It also looks different from Glochidion bourdillonii Gamble as per GBIF specimens.
I think it appears close to Glochidion lanceolarium as per GBIF specimens from India as below:
Also see other references as GBIF (High resolution specimens) Plant illustrations  Research Gate  Flora of China  FoC illustration

Hi, …, Pl. have re-look.


Looks like matching with descriptions, elevation and fruiting phenology.

We shall wait for validation from …!


Certainly not G. lanceolarium.


Any specific reasons it can not be G. lanceolarium ?


Glochidion lanceolarium is distinct by the 5-8-locular ovary and capsules. The present images show 3-4-locular capsules.


Thanks, …, How do we say from this image that it is 3-4-locular capsules and not 5-8-locular capsules ?

Images have their own limitations.


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