Cadaba trifoliata

Cadaba trifoliata Wight & Arn., Cat. Ind. Pl. 7 1833. (Syn: Cadaba triphylla Wight; Crateva tapia Heyne ex Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Desmocarpus missionis Wall.; Stroemia trifoliata Roxb.);

India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1  By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & Keys- Cadaba fruticosaCadaba trifoliata)   
 

 
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Alagarkoil flora: Please identify the plant. Details  follow:
Date/Time- 18.02.2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GP Alagarkoil hill range, Dindigul Dt TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild;rf
Plant Habit-shrub/shrub/small tree
Height/Length- ca. 5-10 feet; erect
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- alternate
Inflorescence Type/ Size- axillary; 1cm long
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- white
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
Cadaba trifoliata Wight & Arn of Capparidaceae family.


Sending photo of this plant identified as abov species by ... in my mail dated 17.07.11:
Date           :18.02.2011                                                              
Location     : Alagarkoil hill range
Altitude      :1000 ft
Habitat        :wild
Habit           :shrub
Height         :5 to 10 ft
Leaves         :alternate
Flowers       :white
Very interesting plant indeed.
In Maharashtra (BSI Flora) mentions only 2 sp of Cadaba. C. fruticosa and C. linearifolia.
They have 4 and 5 stamens respectively.
Your plant shows 8 distinct stamens.
Another diff. is your plant is said to be large shrub of 2-3 m. 
C.fruticosa is a small shrub whereas C. linearifolia is again a 3-5 m small tree.
 
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Cadaba trifoliata : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Found in AUROVILLE Botanical garden.

In only one previous post, stamen were 8, here 6 ...… we can put now the number of stamen 6-8. 
Earlier I had the good fortune to see  posts on C. trifoliata in Indian Flora by Manoj Kumar Sarkar sir .....stamen 7, by Ajayan sadanandan ...stamen 6, by Moorthy M. Krishnan......stamen 6 and by S Kasim sir ....stamen  6. 
We are yet to see Cadaba linearifolia
 
 
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Cadaba trifoliata : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Cultivated in Auroville Botanical Garden TN.
August

 

 
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