Elaeocarpus varunua Buch.-Ham., Fl. Brit. India 1: 407 1874. (syn: Elaeocarpus decurvatus Diels; Elaeocarpus finlaysonianus Wall.; Monocera elliptica Turcz.);
Himalaya to S. China and Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing), India (Kumaon, Darjeeling, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland), Sikkim, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;


Elaeocarpus sp. ? for ID ( Elaeocarpaceae) : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Location : Lengpui, Mizoram
Altitude : ca. 400 m.
Habit : Middle-sized or large evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Date : 24-07-2014

It may be Elaeocarpus sphaericus (RUDRAKSHA). … should send image of the seeds, that will help.

Image of the seeds- Attachments (1)

Image of the fruits & seeds of Elaeocarpus sp.-

It is not Elaeocarpus sphaericus for certain.

Could you identify it ?
What are the species reported in your area?

Elaeocarpus aristatus, E.floribundus, E.lanceifolius, E.prunifolius, E.serratus, E. tectorius and E.varunua are recorded in my area.

Any keys ?

As keys were not working in the absence of flowers, I tried all species listed in the book as per comparative images at Elaeocarpus and specimens from India in GBIF as below:

Closest I could is E.varunua as per GBIF– specimen1plant illustrationIndia Biodiversity Portal and IBIS Flora (FBI)
Hi, …,
May I request you to pl. post a high resolution image to check the details further.

Also see the specimen with fruit.


MS,March,2015/02Elaeocarpus sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Lengpui, Mizoram
Altitude : ca. 400 m.
Date : 08-08-2014
Habit : middle sized to large evergreen tree
Habita : Wild
Note : Fruit eaten by cattle

Elaeocarpus species in India & eFIoraofindia with details & some keys





References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GBIF– specimen1 plant illustration India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (FBI)  Flora of China  FOC illustration   Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  biodiversity.bt

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