Oct 6, 2009, 2:45:29 AM10/6/09
to J.M. Garg, indiantreepix, Dr. Santhosh Kumar, Shireesh Dharap, Neil Soares, narendra joshi
Dear Shireesh ji
Thank you very much for the picture. Can you please tell me where it is from?
I am not sure it is Cassine glauca. According to Kostermans, who wrote the partial revision of the genus, this plant is Cassine albens, with red fruit. The "real" Cassine glauca, occurs only in Sri Lanka and has white fruit. But his description of the flower, green flowers with white tips does conform to the flower in your picture. I need some help to understand what is going on here! Did Kostermans confused the species?
Secondly, the names Elaeodendron and Cassine have been confused for centuries. However, my own research and DNA analysis proved that this plant is Elaeodendron. The genus Cassine with only 3 species, occur in South Africa and looks very different, both in flowers and fruit from Elaeodendron.
I hope it is ok to send the reply by email. I have no internet at the moment.
With best wishes
>>> "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com
> 2009/10/05 02:45 PM >>>
A reply from Shireesh ji:
Indeed the new name is Cassine glauca ; previously known as Elaeodendron
Attaching one of my pics ."
2009/10/4 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com
> Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise pl.
> Earlier relevant feedback:
> "This is probably *Elaeodendron* *glaucum*, celastraceae" from Shriseesh
> I found *Elaeodendron glaucum* to be a syn. of *Cassine glauca* recently
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