Glycosmis albicarpa Sujana & Vadhyar, Nordic Journal of Botany 2022;
Southern Western Ghats

347 ID wild plant: 16 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 28.07.2022, 02.10pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, shady, misty hill rocky, wind
Plant habit: small tree, erect, branches, hard stem 15 inches base diameter, black rough bark
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate, ovate, oblong, acute, lite aromatic, size up to:15×8cm
Flower: axillary, 05 petals, diameter:04mm, white, good fragrance
Fruit: berry ovoid green into white, size:02.5×1.2cm, edible delicious sweet with lite aromatic taste
Seed: green, single, ovoid, soft, size:01.5×0.5cm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Eleagnaceae member ???

Can it be from Rubiaceae?

A species of Glycosmis, perhaps one of many many varieties/subspecies of G. pentaphylla

Yes, it’s Glycosmis sp.

Great …, thank you very much for the Genus ID. It’s aromatic smell and taste of leaves, fruits and young shoot are something close to Glycosmis pentaphylla (my ID request #35).

The fruits look different from G.pentaphylla.

To me also fruits look different

fruit and leaves looks different

yes, it is Elaeagnus sps; reasons: Flowers bisexual, 4-merous, clustered on short axillary shoots; young shoots with rust-colored scales; oblong juicy fruit.

I think looks different as per images at

Sharing clear pictures, thank you very much dear … for mastering photographic skills,

since the leaves are compound it is not Elaegnaceae; may be rutaceae or Sapindaceae

Yes, dear …, sharing more information,
Leaves: alternate odd pinnate (two pairs) leaflets opposite, ovate, oblong, acute, simple, aromatic, size up to:15×8cm

Could not find anything close as per comparative images at

This appears to be Glycosmis albicarpa, a new species reported from Kanyakumari WLS by BSI team.

Thanks a lot dear … for ID my plant. It is very close to Glycosmis albicarpa, but I observed some differences: leaves are odd pinnate and seed is greenish ovoid. Please check collage, left images are of mine.

yes it is close to Glycosmis

Yes, it is Glycosmis albicarpa, thank you very much for ID my plant,


Novataxa (Abstract: A new species, Glycosmis albicarpa Sujana & Vadhyar from Kanyakumari wildlife sanctuary of southern Western Ghats, India is described and illustrated. It differs from all other species of Glycosmis by its short and broadly lanceolate leaves, short (3–5 mm long) peduncles, clawed petals and broadly ovoid white fruits. The description is complemented with color photographs, micromorphology of pollen and seed under SEM)