Drypetes venusta (Wight) Pax & K.Hoffm., H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, XV: 268 (1922) (syn: Astylis venusta Wight ; Drypetes elata (Bedd.) Pax & K.Hoffm.; Hemicyclia elata Bedd. ; Hemicyclia venusta (Wight) Thwaites);
.
SW. India as per POWO;
.


Deciduous trees, to 30 m high, bole fluted, bark greyish-white, smooth, thin; branchlets 1-5 mm thick, slender, drooping, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules small, lateral, caducous; petiole 3-20 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 6-15 x 2-6.4 cm, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, base oblique, acute, apex obtusely acute, obtusely acuminate or acute, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 7-15 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, greenish-yellow, 5-8 mm across; male flowers: 3-6 in axillary clusters; pedicel 5-8 mm long, minutely hispid; tepals 4, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, obtuse, hispid outside; stamens 6-10; filaments 3 mm long, free, glabrous; anthers oblong; disc lobulate, villous; female flowers: solitary or in pairs, axillary; pedicel minutely hispid; tepals 4, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, obtuse, hispid outside; ovary ovoid, 1-celled; stigma mushroom shaped; ovules 2, pendulous. Fruit a drupe, obovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long, greenish-yellow, drooping; seed solitary, covered with pulpy mucilage.
Flowering and fruiting: November-July
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)
.



524 ID wild tree: 18 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree tied up with parasitic Ficus sps.,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA

Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 15JAN2024, 05.40pm
Habitat: wild moisture evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine 
Plant habit: big tree, erect branches, branchlets, hard woody cylindrical stem 80 inches base circumference, rough yellow bark
Height: 25 meters
Leaves: alternate elliptic acute simple glossy glossy flexible, size upto: 10×5cm
Flower: axillary buds, 04 petals, diameter:10mm, yellow, good fragrance 
Fruit:
Seed:
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x


Drypetes sp. [Putranjivaceae]. Male tree. Probably D. venusta (Wight) Pax & K.Hoffm. [syn. D. elata (Bedd.) Pax & K.Hoffm.].


Yes, it is Drypetes venustadear …, thank you very much for ID my tree


Thanks, Viplav ji, for the id.

Drypetes venusta, a common element in evergreen foests between 500 – 1500 m asl.


 


.

References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India  Flickr India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Biotik  Wikipedia  Wikimedia Commons

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *