Bridelia glauca Blume, Bijdr. 597 1826. (syn: Bridelia acuminatissima Merr.; Bridelia glauca var. acuminatissima (Merr.) S.Dressler; Bridelia glauca var. sosopodonica (Airy Shaw) S.Dressler; Bridelia laurifolia Elmer; Bridelia nooteboomii Chakrab.; Bridelia pubescens Kurz; Bridelia sosopodonica Airy Shaw; Cleistanthus myrianthoides C.B.Rob.);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand as per POWO;
Trees grow upto 15m in height, they are smooth except for rufous branchlets, stipules, abaxial leaf surface, sepals and pedicels which are covered in hairs. The stipules are triangular to linear-lanceolate, 4–6(–10) mm in size. The leaf blade is oblong or obovate, elliptic-ovate, thickly papery or membranous with an obtuse /acute/truncate base, acute / acuminate apex and measuring 5–15 × 2.5–7.5 cm. Flowers are axillary, with upto 50 flowers and monoecious. The bracts are very small. The pedicel is distinct 1.5–5m in size. Female flowers: Triangular sepals and growing upto 2.3mm, petals are obovate and shorter than sepals, apex is laciniate, disk urceolate enclosing ovary for ~0.5mm, ovary is ovoid or globose; styles are ~1.2mm, two in number, bifid and connate at base. Male flowers: Sepals lanceolate to triangular and growing upto 2mm, overall flower size 3.5–5 mm in diam. Male flowers are white. The petals are obovate, spatulate or lanceolate with 3–5 toothed margins and ~0.8mm in size. The disk is saucer-shaped or pulvinate. The staminal column is ~1mm. Anthers are ovoid and 0.5–0.6 × 0.3–0.4 mm. Ovary is rudimenaty and conical. Drupes are ellipsoidal, base with persistent sepals, apex with mucro, single-celled, with the stalk usually being slender, 6–11mm in size. Seeds with a shallow lateral groove and ellipsoidal, rugulate, light brown in color and 4–7 x 3–4.5 mm in size. Flowering March–September. Fruiting September–December.
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Keerthi Krutha for the Assam Biodiversity Portal Project as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Fruiting images from Mizoram: 3 images.
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Location : Ailawng, Mizoram
Date : 04-08-2018
Habit : Medium-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
It’s not Eriobotrya genus,
the plant is Bridelia only, Bridelia tomentosa,
This is Bridelia glauca Blume.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal Useful Tropical Plants Asian Plants