Elaeocarpus floribundus Bl., Bijdr. 120 1825. (syn: Elaeocarpus grossus Wall.; Elaeocarpus lobbianus Turcz.; Elaeocarpus oblongus Wall.; Elaeocarpus pseudosepicanus O. Schmidt; Elaeocarpus ramosii Knuth; Elaeocarpus rigidus Ridl.; Elaeocarpus serratus Roxb. ex Wall.);
Assam to W. & Central Malesia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, East Himalaya, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Java, Laos, peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Pahan, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Johor), Thailand, Vietnam, Andaman Isl., Mauritius (I), Myanmar [Burma] (Mandalay, Taninthayi), India (Darjeeling, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura), Sikkim, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Palawan, Singapore as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Indian Olive • Bengali: Jalpai • Manipuri: ꯆꯣꯔꯐꯣꯟ চোরফোন Chorphon • Mizo: Zawlphai

MS, March, 2021/01 Elaeocarpus sp. for id.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Date : 06-03-2021
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Wild
Note : Fruit black when ripe, edible

May I request you for the high resolution images to check whether anthers are awned or not as per keys in Elaeocarpus sp. ? for ID ( Elaeocarpaceae)
I tried all species listed in the book as per comparative images at Elaeocarpus and specimens from India in GBIF as below:
E.varunua as per GBIF– specimen1
Closest I could is  E. floribundus as per GBIF– specimen1 and specimen 2
But not sure without close up details. E. tectorius also to be looked into.

The following images are creating doubt for E. floribundus due to shape of petals:

Let us keep it as E. floribundus for the time being.


MS,July,2022/06 Elaeocarpus sp.(floribundus?) for confirmation/id: 10 images- 2 high res.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 1,000 m
Date : 06-03-2021(flowers) & 19-07-2022(fruits).
Habit : Medium-sized tree
Habitat : Wild


MS, Oct., 2023/04 Elaeocarpus sp. ? for id: 2 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Habit : Evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Note : Fruits edible

Please check Elaeocarpus serratus L. !

It’s close to Eleocarpus serratus as … expressed

I am not sure.
Appears more closer to images at




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF– specimen1 and specimen 2 (High resolution specimens)  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikimedia Commons  FRLHT  Useful Tropical Plants  Prota4U

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