IMG 9453 is not available!
As you doubted the genus Premna grows as if it is a branch of the host
tree. It would be apt to call strangler rather than climber! But
Gamble says it can be trees as well! (we have to be very careful I
guess). Now I remember I have seen Premna grows as tree in Waynad.
I hereby agree the identification of these pictures as Premna coriacea
and not Viburnum acuminatum as I earlier idied. Sorry for the
I think, all members has to take notes while taking pictures itself
rather than remembering such important notes that might always result
in documenting mistakes. Making field notes would certainly give
On Jul 9, 6:00 pm, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com
> Thanks everybody for going into great research work.
> I agree that the inflorescence does look like from Genus *Premna*.
> As far as I remember this was definitely a tree....unless if it happens to
> be a great big climber engulfing whole of the tree that no leaves of the
> original tree are visible(or which may have dried)
> Please take a look at the IMG_9451 and the newly added IMG 9453 which show
> large woody branches.
> If anybody from the group happen to be in Amboli please visit the Nangarts.
> The branches of this tree surround the temple present there from almost all
> sides and one can easily take the pictures of the foliage. of this
> unmistakable plant(?)
> Dr Phadke
> On 9 July 2010 16:09, Rajdeo Singh <rajdeo...@yahoo.co.in
> > hello...
> > Even i think the posted photos is of Premna coriacea, it is a
> > straggling climber.
> > Mr. Satish please check the habit of the plant, may be the plant
> > has climbed on some other tree, giving tree like appearance...
> > Rajdeo Singh
> > Mumbai
> > --- On *Fri, 9/7/10, Giby Kuriakose <giby.kuriak...@gmail.com
> > On 9 July 2010 15:40, sweedle cerejo <sweedle.cer...@gmail.com
> > > wrote:
> >> Hello All!
> >> This is *Premna coriacea *C.B.Cl.* *of family Verbenaceae. It
> >> is an extensive climber found occasionally in dense forests of Western
> >> ghats.
> >> Regards,
> >> Sweedle Cerejo
> >> St. Xavier's College
> >> Mumbai
> >> "The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we
> >> are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone."
> >> ~ Janine Benyus
> >> On 9 July 2010 10:55, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com
> >> > wrote:
> >>> Forwarding again for Id assistance please.
> >>> Some earlier relevant feedback:
> >>> “I think the leaves are opposite and not alternate as written wrongly
> >>> earlier.” from Satish ji.
> >>> “Could it be a *Viburnum species?!*
> >>> With regards
> >>> R. Vijayasankar”
> >>> "*Most probably Viburnum acuminatum* (Caprifoliaceae). Please check
> >>> following characters.
> >>> 1. Corolla rotate or tubular
> >>> 2. Leaf margins recurved
> >>> 3. Leaves (beneath) branchlets and inflorescence are covered with
> >>> round peltate scales.
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Giby"
> >>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >>> From: Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com
> >>> Date: 3 June 2010 21:10
> >>> Subject: [efloraofindia:37055] Plant for ID 4 SMP 30May 2010
> >>> To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com
> >>> Large tree in Amboli for ID.
> >>> Dr Phadke
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