Native to: Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Northern Provinces, Swaziland as per POWO;
yes it opens to your doc with pictures of a ficus tree…
what are the white splotches? reflected light? dead leaves, flowers of something else peaking out thru the ficus…? did you get any closeups of that ?

The white splotches are dead leaves. First time i’m seeing this on this tree. Did not see if the particular branches had broken partially. Thank you so much for your reply. The link in my sent mail showed me
something totally different! Have set both my sisters to check too. Anyway am so, so relieved.

I can sees the document on clicking on the link.
The white thing is the dried leaves of a cut branch….

This should be Ficus americana.

This one looks the same as yours (its very close to the big amla tree, and just before the glass house on the right, when you come from car park):!searchin/indiantreepix/058/indiantreepix/NgH7VMhhY3E/o7KkcM9y3rEJ
I thought its not a fig, as I have seen flowers on this tree.

The tree in my pic is in line with a large Cassia -[javanica i think] –F.mysorensis – & almost opp the Coca loba. The trunk is v. distinctive. It’s behind the stalls on the right as you come down a bit thro’ the Double-road gate.
Nice way to tree-treasure-hunt!:)
I’m seeing buds for the first time on this tree- not that i go to Lalbagh that often!

I am pretty sure now, that we are talking about the same tree.

After the big mysore fig, on the right is the autograph tree and next to it is the amla tree,
this tree is to the left of the amla tree.
I will create a map of all the trees in lalbagh, once I know I have covered most of them.

Your plant is definitely different. As … pointed it could be Lauraceae or may be Sapotaceae,

I am 100% sure its the same tree.
The location, holes in the trees and growth underneath, the shape of trees everything fits.
If you look at more pictures here

This is the same tree alright … Cannot mistake the trunk & pitted bark:) TFS..

I have also photographed the same tree at Lalbagh last weekend.
Saw a single small, round berry-like black fruit on it.

… this is lovely! Hope you got a pic of the much-awaited fruit! Would love to see it:)
This tree is quite conspicuous because of it’s shape, etc. I have been keeping it under observation for years whenever i go to Lalbagh.
Another friend from my birdwatching group has promised to send the pics to his taxonomist friend to get the id.Really intrigued as to id!

Looks like Sapotaceae Plant.

I photographed the same tree during a visit to Lalbagh this month.
Pictures are taken on the 15 th of April.
Recently all pictures posted by me got converted into single picture albums.
As these were unnecessary, I deleted them. My pictures from different posts also got deleted.
Till I find a way out, I am not posting new pictures.
Let me see if these pictures also get converted into albums.
Pictures of leaves, single fruit & the bark.

It could be a species of Sideroxylon

I checked for pictures on Google, could it be Sideroxylon inerme, commom name White milkwood?

I am unable to conclude that is why I just mentioned the genus. I think the genus is correct. Let us wait for comments from Others.

It looks like it by looking at the google images.
I have seen only the raw fruit in green, I missed it turning to black.

Sideroxylon inerme only as per references herein and as earlier suggested by …





Request Tree ID 58 – Bangalore – RA: (5 images) Lalbagh, Bangalore

Is this Cassine paniculata?

I don’t think that this is Cassine paniculata. Do you have pictures of flowers to show the characters such as petals, sepals etc (especially the number & shape).

Few more pictures. (6 images)

It looks like a Lauraceae member to me.

… had also posted the same tree earlier and we had a long discussion since I had also photographed the same at Lalbagh, Bangalore.
Pictures on google search matched with Sideroxylon inerme, White Milkwood of Sapotaceae.
Kindly check.

I think you are talking about the following thread:!topicsearchin/indiantreepix/Sideroxylon$20AND$20inerme/indiantreepix/ZK1HyFy1IsQ

Thanks … for the id.
I stand corrected 🙂

Thanks also to … for the lead in the other thread.

Yes, its more likely to be a member of Sapotaceae

… The id is the correct?
Please confirm.

Sideroxylon inerme only as per references herein and as earlier suggested by …