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Prashant awale

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Nov 14, 2009, 11:53:47 PM11/14/09
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Dear Friends,

Came across this tree at Matheran (Sunset pt.) (14-11-2009).

Flowers were Fragrant. Is this Canthium Sp. (Rubiaceae family)??

Thanks & best wishes
Prashant
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Pravin Kawale

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Nov 15, 2009, 12:30:53 AM11/15/09
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Hi,Prashantji,
It is Atalantia racemosa
Marathi name is Makadlimbu
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shrikant ingalhalikar

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Nov 15, 2009, 2:38:07 AM11/15/09
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You can note that stamens are 8 and the filaments are flattened and
almost fused together which leads to Rutaceae. Rubiaceae would have
stamens as many as the corolla lobes and attached to the lobes. This
is Atalantia racemosa or Makadlimbu in Marathi. The citrous smell of
leaves could also have given the clue on ID. Regards
Shrikant
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Yazdy Palia

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Nov 15, 2009, 10:36:04 AM11/15/09
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To me it appears like some citron.
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Yazdy Palia.

Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 15, 2009, 11:11:13 AM11/15/09
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It is clearly a member of Rutaceae and not Rubiaceae (where stamen number equals petals and filaments are not dilated). Citrus has stamens 4+ times the number of petals, whereas Atlantia has twice the number of petals. Here we can count 4 petals and 8 stamens in several flowers. Obviously Pravin ji and Shrikant ji are justified in identifying it as Atalantia  racemosa.
 
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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 15, 2009, 11:42:33 AM11/15/09
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Dear Pravin ji, Shrikant ji and Prashant ji
 
Whereas we are sure the plant belongs to genus Atalantia, please make sure it is A. racemosa. Another species A. malabarica (Rafin.) Tanaka (syn: A. monophylla Correa) also grows in the same general area. It has longer pedicels (8-12 mm), 4 petals, 8 stamens, fls in corymbs. A. racemosa has shorter pedicels, fls in up to 8 cm long racemes, 3-4 calyx lobes. To me pedicels look longer, and inflorescence more of a corymb, besides 4 petals and 8 stamens. Won't it be better identified as A. malabarica?. I have no field experience of this genus and am commenting solely based on literature information.
 
PS: I don't know wherefrom this noreply mail crept into the thread.
 

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On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM, Prashant awale <pka...@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks Gurcharan Singh ji.

regards
Prashant..

J.M. Garg

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Dec 7, 2009, 3:56:26 AM12/7/09
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Reply from Singh ji in another thread:
"Shrikantji
I find the filaments are connate in photograph. They are free in A. racemosa. Could it be A. monophylla (syn or syn of A. malabarica).
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Dr Santhosh Kumar

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Dec 7, 2009, 9:08:44 AM12/7/09
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I too think it represents Atalantia  monophylla

Santhosh

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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 15, 2009, 1:17:02 AM12/15/09
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This is Atalantia monophylla of Rutaceae.

The characteristic features are connate filaments and retuse leaf apex.
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JM Garg

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Sep 23, 2020, 5:49:28 AM9/23/20
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Taking this as Atalantia racemosa Wight ex Hook. as per keys and details herein and as per other observations from the area.
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