Clausena austroindica B. C. Stone & K. N. Nair, Nordic J. Bot. 14: 491 (1994);
S. India as per POWO;
Shrubs or small trees; branchlets cylindric, minutely puberulous or glabrous. Leaves alternate, up to 40 cm long with marginate or narrowly winged, puberulent or glabrous; leaflets 5 to 9, subopposite to alternate, 5.5-16 x 2.5-6 cm; lateral ones slightly assymetric, lanceolate to obovate, attenuate to cuneate at base, acuminate, obtuse or rounded at apex, crenate or undulate, glands beneath usually convex; lateral nerves 6-12 pairs; tertiaries finely reticulate. Inflorescence terminal and from uppermost leaf axils, narrowly paniculate, up to 20 cm long; bracteoles 2, oblong-lanceolate, unequal, ca 1 mm long, ciliate. Flowers subglobose; pedicels 2-5 mm long, glabrescent. Calyx 5-(4)-lobed, glabrous; lobes rounded, deltate, 0.5 mm long, with a conspicuous terminal pellucid gland, margins minutely ciliolate. Petals 5 (4), imbricate, elliptic, obtuse, 3-5 x 1.5-3 mm with obscure glands, white. Stamens 10, five longer, alternating with five shorter; filaments slightly thickened in middle; upper part subulate and the lower dilated; anthers oblong or rhomboid, cordate, ca 1.5 mm long, sometimes with a terminal gland on connective. Ovary seated on a small but distinct gynophore, subglobose, ca 1 x 1.5 mm, distinctly papillate-glandular, usually also slightly puberulent, 5-locular, (rarely 4-louclar), each with 2 collateral ovules; style short, caducous, shorter than ovary, glabrous, tipped by a truncate stigma manifestly wider than the style. Berries globose, oblate, usually about 8 x 12 mm broader than long, greenish, glandular.
Flowering and fruiting: January-April
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Requesting a shrub id_03032023_2: 2: 3 high res. images.
Posting again as clubbed with another post due to same subject:
Shrub with leaves: simple, petiolate and acute.
Flowers borne in axillary clusters, white and dense.
southern Western ghats
For me it’s Clausena excavata Burm.f.
Clausena austro indica
Yes, appears close to images at
POWO Catalogue of Life BSI Flora of India Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal Biotik Wikimedia Commons