DV - 03JUL10 - 0348 :: Casearia ¿ tomentosa / zeylanica ?

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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 6, 2010, 11:19:54 PM7/6/10
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Dear friends,
Considering this plant to be Casearia tomentosa (= C. elliptica),
One of my flickr friend doubts it to be C. zeylanica ... which searching on internet does not yield any results.
Please validate the ID.

And what is / are easy visual difference between C. tomentosa and C. graveolens ?


Attached photographs of two plants separated by hardly 2 - 3 m ... one fruiting, other flowering.


Date/Time
: July 3, 2010 at 3.48pm IST
Location Place : Tungwadi (near Tung fort), Lonavala
Altitude : 829 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : around 18°39'31.35"N, 73°27'32.22"E

Habitat : along trail in forest at the base of hill
Type : could be deciduous forest.

Plant
Habit
: deciduous shrub
Height : about 5 feet
Length : - not a climber -

Leaves
Type
: simple with crenate / serrate margin, alternately arranged -- leaves at end of branches
Shape : broad elliptic, pointing towards both ends, leaf usually tending to be half-way folded along its midrib, and the margin too tending to be wavy.
Size : about 10 - 12 cm x 5 - 6 cm

Inflorescence
Type
: hemi-spherical cluster at nodes (both: old and new)
Size : about 1 cm dia

Flowers
Size
: about 5 - 6 mm wide, 6 - 8 mm long
Colour : white with hint of green
Calyx : not sure
Bracts : - no bracts -

Fruits
Type
: fleshy capsule, ellipsoid, later splits into 3
Shape : ellipsoid
Size : about 2 - 3 cm
Seeds : not sure


Other Info
Fragrance : do not know
Pollinator : do not know
Uses : do not know

 



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tanay bose

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Jul 7, 2010, 12:19:24 AM7/7/10
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Casearia tomentosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2:421. 1824. Clarke in Hk. f. Fl. Br. Ind. 2: 593. 1879; Brandis, Ind. Trees 343. 1911 ; parker, Forst. Fl.

Vern. Chilla

Small trees, c. 8 m tall. Branches tomentose. Leaves 5-12 cm long, oblong to lanceolate, tomentose; margin slightly serrate; stipules linear, 1.5 mm long. Flowers in clusters. Sepals 4-5, 2-3 mm long, ovate to obovate, tomentose. Stamens 10-12, alternating with the staminodes. Style short; stigma capitate. Capsule ellipsoid, c.1cm long. seeds many, embedded in red pulp.

Fl. Per. March May.

Illustration: http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=53699&flora_id=5

 

 



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Pardeshi S.

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Jul 7, 2010, 3:06:57 AM7/7/10
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this is Casaeria graveolens
the leaves are glabrous ie without any hairs and the fruits are
smaller than C. elliptica
can be found at SGNP, Mumbai
Regards


On Jul 7, 9:19 am, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Casearia tomentosa* Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2:421. 1824. Clarke in Hk. f. Fl. Br.
> Ind. 2: 593. 1879; Brandis, Ind. Trees 343. 1911 ; parker, Forst. Fl.
>
> Vern. Chilla
>
> Small trees, c. 8 m tall. Branches tomentose. Leaves 5-12 cm long, oblong to
> lanceolate, tomentose; margin slightly serrate; stipules linear, 1.5 mm
> long. Flowers in clusters. Sepals 4-5, 2-3 mm long, ovate to obovate,
> tomentose. Stamens 10-12, alternating with the staminodes. Style short;
> stigma capitate. Capsule ellipsoid, c.1cm long. seeds many, embedded in red
> pulp.
>
> Fl. Per. March May.
>
> Illustration:
> <http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=53699&flora_id=5>http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=53699&flora_id=5
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear friends,
> > Considering this plant to be *Casearia tomentosa* (= *C. elliptica*),
> > One of my flickr friend doubts it to be *C. zeylanica* ... which searching
> > on internet does not yield any results.
> > Please validate the ID.
>
> > And what is / are easy visual difference between *C. tomentosa* and *C.
> > graveolens* ?
> > indiantreepi...@googlegroups.com<indiantreepix%2Bunsubscribe@goog legroups.com>
> > .

Dinesh Valke

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Jul 7, 2010, 3:57:01 AM7/7/10
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Thank you very much for correcting the ID, Satish ji ... do you have any information on C. zeylanica ?
Regards.

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 22, 2010, 4:31:57 AM8/22/10
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Forwarding again for ID confirmation

Earlier feedback

Dinesh ji and Tanay .........................................................Casearia tomentosa (syn: C. elliptica)
Satish Pardeshi ji.............................................................C. graveolens

C. zeylonica has to be considered and ruled out

  

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