Canthium species for ID

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Satish Phadke

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Mar 27, 2011, 12:39:08 PM3/27/11
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A medium sized tree.
Leaves opposite coriaceous.Ovate elliptic.
All flowers were dried. One can be observed in the photo.nearly 1cm or so.
Fruits green maturing to black.
This was IDed as some Canthium species by Shrikant ji.
I haven't seen any Canthium species so far.
Dr Phadke Satish
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Vijay

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Mar 27, 2011, 12:45:00 PM3/27/11
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Psydrax diococcus (= C.umbellatum), I think.

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Prashant awale

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Mar 27, 2011, 12:52:52 PM3/27/11
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Dear Satish ji,
I think this could be Meyna sp.

Canthium angustifolium has some what similar looking flowers but the fruits are 2 - lobed and its a climber. The one posted by you is a tree.

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Prashant

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 23, 2011, 12:26:20 AM4/23/11
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Resurfacing again for ID

Earlier feedback

Phadke ji.....................................................This was IDed as some Canthium species by Shrikant ji.

Vijayasankar ji.............................................Psydrax diococcus (= C.umbellatum), I think.

Prashant ji..................................................I think this could be Meyna sp. Canthium angustifolium has some what similar looking flowers but the fruits are 2 - lobed and its a climber. The one posted by you is a tree.
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H S

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Apr 23, 2011, 2:42:43 AM4/23/11
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Psydrax umbellata (Wight) Bridson is an correct name for
Canthium dicoccum var. umbellatum (Wight) Santapau & Merchant
Canthium umbellatum Wight
Canthium umbellulatum Korth.
Plectronia didyma var. umbellata (Wight) Gamble
Plectronia korthalsii K.Schum.
Plectronia umbellata (Wight) K.Schum.

On 4/23/11, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Resurfacing again for ID
>
> Earlier feedback
>
> Phadke ji.....................................................This was IDed
> as some Canthium species by Shrikant ji.
>
> Vijayasankar ji.............................................Psydrax
> diococcus (= C.umbellatum), I think.
>
> Prashant ji..................................................I think this

> could be Meyna* *sp. Canthium angustifolium has some what similar looking


> flowers but the fruits are 2 - lobed and its a climber. The one posted by
> you is a tree.
> .....
>
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> From: Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM
> Subject: [efloraofindia:65823] Canthium species for ID
> To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>
> Cc: Shrikant Ingalhalikar <le...@rediffmail.com>
>
>
> A medium sized tree.
> Leaves opposite coriaceous.Ovate elliptic.
> All flowers were dried. One can be observed in the photo.nearly 1cm or so.
> Fruits green maturing to black.
> This was IDed as some Canthium species by Shrikant ji.
> I haven't seen any Canthium species so far.
> Dr Phadke Satish
>
>
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089
> http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>


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Gurcharan Singh

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May 17, 2011, 10:30:52 AM5/17/11
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Resurfacing again for ID

Earlier feedback

Phadke ji.....................................................This was IDed as some Canthium species by Shrikant ji.

Vijayasankar ji.............................................Psydrax diococcus (= C.umbellatum), I think.

Prashant ji..................................................I think this could be Meyna sp. Canthium angustifolium has some what similar looking flowers but the fruits are 2 - lobed and its a climber. The one posted by you is a tree.

H S........................................................
Psydrax umbellata (Wight) Bridson is an correct name for
Canthium dicoccum var. umbellatum (Wight) Santapau & Merchant
Canthium umbellatum Wight
Canthium umbellulatum Korth.
Plectronia didyma var. umbellata (Wight) Gamble
Plectronia korthalsii K.Schum.
Plectronia umbellata (Wight) K.Schum.

Me.(now)...............................................According to Kew Plant List P. dicoccos Gaertn. and P. umbellata (Wight) Bridson (syn: P. Canthium dicoccum var. umbellatum (Wight) Santapau & Merchant) are two distinct species. It would be intersting to know which taxon the above plant represents.



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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 
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Vijayasankar

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May 17, 2011, 12:10:50 PM5/17/11
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The var. umbellatum seems to have prominent peduncle as in: http://www.biotik.org/india/species/c/cantdium/cantdium_12_en.html
So the posted picture could be of the typical var. of Psydrax diococcos Gaertn. (diococcos is said to be the correct spelling! Ref.: Bridson in Kew Bull. 40: 687. 1985.)
Syn.: Canthium dicoccum (Gaertn.) Merr.
Tamil names: Koraa ªè£ó£ , Seeppu koraa ê¦ð¢¹ ªè£ó£
 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

JM Garg

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Aug 15, 2022, 6:28:52 AMAug 15
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This appears to be Psydrax umbellatus (Wight) Bridson as flowers umbellate on a short very stout compressed peduncle as per IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) vis a vis cymes compressed shortly peduncled for Canthium didymum C.F.Gaertn. (syn. of Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos as per POWO) as per IBIS Flora (Flora of British India).  

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