Mastixia arborea (Wight) C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 2: 745 1879. (syn: Bursinopetalum arboreum Wight);
.
S. India as per POWO;
.


Trees, to 25 m high, bark pale brown, mottled with dark brown; lenticels up to 1.3 mm; outer bark 2-3 mm thick, shallowly fissured with white blotches outside; inner bark 10-15 mm thick; blaze yellow; exudation insignificant, black in course of time; branchlets subglabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-30 mm, slender, grooved above, flattened, ferrugenous-villous when young; lamina 6-19 x 2-8 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base attenuate or cuneate, apex acuminate, acumen twisted, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint; glands prominent on either side of midrib beneath. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-green, in terminal corymbose rusty tomentose panicles; lower bracts lanceolate, upto 5 mm, thick, subglabrous; bracteoles 2; calyx tube campanulate, pubescent, lobes 5, spreading, disc yellow, fleshy, shining, 4-5 lobed; petals 5, ovate, fleshy, with an apical notched but without median ridge, valvate; stamens 5, outside the disc, erect; filaments short; anther oblong-cordate; ovary inferior, adnate to the calyx tube, 1-celled; ovule 1, pendulous near the top of the cell; style short, cylindric. Fruit a drupe, cylindric-ovoid, 3.2 cm long, smooth, greenish-purple, persistent disc and sepals in conspicuous; seed ellipsoid.
Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Shola and evergreen forests
Western Ghats
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
.



297 ID wild tree: 11 images.
Please ID wild tree, very rare,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 28.03.2022, 01.35pm
Habitat: wild moisture, shady streamside
Plant habit: tree, erect, branches, hard woody stem 45 inches circumference, rough bark, long lasting
Height: 09 meters
Leaves: alternate, ovate, acute, soft glossy, size up to:12×6cm
Flower: pyramidal racemose, clustered, diameter:03mm, green, good fragrance
Fruit: drupe green, ovoid
Seed:
Camera: CANON EOS1500D


Mastixia arborea (Wight) C.B.Clarke [CornaceaeNyssaceae].


Yes, it is Mastixia arborea, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant


 

 

 


.

References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  India Biodiversity Portal  Biotik  Wikipedia  Wikimedia Commons  FRLHT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.