Nothopegia travancorica Bedd. ex Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 2: 40 1876.;
India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per CoL;

Habit- Small trees, up to 5 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets slender, rusty pubescent.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm long; pubescent, canaliculate; lamina 7-22 x 2-5 cm elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, apex long acuminate to caudate, base acute, margin undulate and ciliate, chartaceous, glaucous beneath; midrib flat or thinly raised above; secondary nerves 20-30 pairs, prominent, nearly parallel; tertiary nerves percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence axillary or extra-axillary racemes, 1 cm long; flowers white, polygamous.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe oblate, ribbed, glabrous, 0.5 cm across, 1-seeded
Understorey tree in low and medium elevation wet evergreen forest up to 1200 m
Endemic to Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadri
(Attributions: B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)


504 ID wild tree Nothopegia: 7 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 28AUG2023, 04.55pm
Habitat: wild moisture evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: small tree, erect branches, hard woody cylindrical stem 04 inches base circumference, smooth black bark
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate elongated acute simple glossy wavy, dorsal silverish green, size upto: 16×4cm
Flower: densely clustered flower buds in axils, 04 petals, diameter:12mm, off-white, fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Please check Nothopegia beddomei Gamble !

Can it be

Nothopegia travancorica

Sharing fruits image.
Fruit: berry green globular diameter: 11mm

ID 12/01/22: 2 high res. images.
Please identify this shrub from a sacred grove at Kannur district of Kerala. Cauliflory in nature. 12/1/22

Nothopegia sp

I think … images are of Nothopegia travancorica as per keys in BSI Flora of india (leave nerves 25-30 and leaves alternate).

Can you check if the branchlets and petioles are rusty villous or quite glabrous, as details are not clear to me (to decide about the species)?
To me it appears like branchlets and petioles are rusty villous.


Nothopegia Kannur: 1 image.
One more photos as the attachment

This is from which set you have posted ?
ID Kannur 02/12/01/22 ? or ID 12/01/22 ?

This is from ID 12/1/22. The one with white coloured flowers. The earlier post of today directed to efloraofindia was that of Kannur 02/12/1/22. The latter shows fruit characteristics. In fact the first one is a straggling shrub and second a small tree. Hence l thought of they being two different species.

OK. than maybe Nothopegia travancorica with branchlets and petioles are rusty villous

Ok sir…but what about the number of lateral veins….?

How many do you see ?
I think around 20 to 25, which I think is OK.
This character is also variable in this genus, as clarified by …

I could see up to 13 pairs only…

I do not think so.


ID Kannur 02/12/01/22:
Please identify this shrub bearing fruits from a sacred grove at Kannur district of Kerala. 12/1/22.

Nothopegia sp

I think it is fruits of Nothopegia sp.

Can you check if the branchlets and petioles are rusty villous or quite glabrous, as details are not clear to me (to decide about the species).

Ok, I will check.

Maybe Nothopegia travancorica as the branchlets and petioles seems to be rusty villous. although not very clear.


ID KZD 03/15/10/23: 2 images.
Please identify this species from Kozhikode district of Kerala……
looks like Nothopegia. 15/10/23

Pl. check:

But the leaves look different here….. seems simple instead of compound in Glycosmis

Do you have any other or better images?

I think these are matching.
5 images.

Thanks, I’ll check them out. In fact these are identified as which genus?

No idea dear …, it’s my first posting,

Few more photos are available

Nothopegia sp

Seems to be Nothopegia racemosa

Sharing more images
2 images.

Nothopegia confirmed, please stay away from the plant

Thank you very much for genus ID and direct to take precaution from direct contact with plant.
In my case, no allergic problem when contact with the plant because the branch shown in the images are cut and collected by me directly.

Nothopegia travancorica as per discussions at 504 ID wild tree Nothopegia

Yes, they are matching, thank you very much for ID confirmation of my plant





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