Euonymus dichotomus B. Heyne ex Wall., in W.Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 410 (1824) (syn: Euonymus thwaitesii M.A.Lawson);
SW. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;

Small trees. Leaves 4-7 x 3-4 cm, elliptic-ovate, apex obtuse, base cuneate, upper half obscurely serrate, pale greenish below; petiole to 8 mm. Cymes dichasial, to 5 cm, axillary. Flowers red, peduncle and pedicels slender; bracts minute, ovate; sepals connate at base, 2 mm, orbicular; petals 3 mm, orbicular; stamens inserted on disc; ovary 3-5 celled, cell 2-ovuled, style to 0.5 mm. Capsule to 1.5 cm across, obcordate, seeds 5, reddish, aril yellowish-white.
Flowering and fruiting: March-August
Semi-evergreen forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

485 ID wild tree: 23 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 10APR2023, 01.35pm
Habitat: wild moisture rocky evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: small tree, erect branches, hard cylindrical stem 03 inches base circumference, rough greenish black (nice white spotted puffed) bark, purplish young shoot
Height: 04 meters
Leaves: opposite elliptic acute simple glossy wavy margins, size upto: 07×4cm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Euonymus sp. [Celastraceae].

Yes, it is Euonymus sp. dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant

Euonymus kanyakumariensis Murugan & Manickam?
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Unlikely to be E. kanyakumariensis (“known only from Mahendragiri Hills of Kanyakumari district”) as the petals are said to be “greenish-purple” according to the paper in this link.
Could it be E. dichotomus? I’m not sure. Hope somebody acquainted with the flora of the region can give more clarity.

Yes, it is very close to E. dichotomus. Thank you very much for providing a detailed clarification.

Yes, as per images at



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