Atalantia wightii Yu.Tanaka, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 75: 714 1928. (syn: Atalantia ovalifolia Tanaka);
India (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per Catalogue of Life;
Shrubs, branchlets minutely hispid. Leaves 8-11 x 3-5 cm, ovate, apex rounded or emarginate, base acute, glabrous. Raceme to 1 cm long, axillary, pedicels 5 mm long, hispid. Flowers to 12 mm across; sepals 2 mm long, ovate, acute, ciliate; petals white, to 9 x 2 mm, oblong, obtuse; stamens 8, filaments 4 mm long, inner ones smaller; style 5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: March-June
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
Atalantia wightii images : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Please find attached images of Atalantia wightii
Id please – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 1 image.
Is it Atalantia racemosa?
Location: Geddesal (Sathy)
Forest type: sholas
Habit: small, thorny tree.
Leaves looks more like Atalantia monophylla, sir.
Atalantia monophylla commonly known as Indian Atlantia
Thanks for the ID.
Taking it Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. as … stated that the plant have regularly lobed calyx.
It may be Atalantia wightii Tanaka, berry is ellipsoid as per Kerala Plants.
I am not sure but based on elevation and habit its most likely to be Atalantia wightii