Dichapetalum gelonioides


dy-kah-PET-uh-lum -- from the Greek dicha (divided in two) and petalum (petals)
¿ jel-oh-nee-OY-dees ? -- similar to features of genus Gelonium 

commonly known as: dichapetalum, gelonium poison-leaf 

Native to: Indomalaysia


Habit- Large shrubs or small trees, up to 5 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets slender, terete, pubescent.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipule linear-lanceolate to 0.5 cm long; petiole 0.1-0.4 cm long, pubescent; lamina 5-11.5 x 2-4 cm, elliptic, apex bluntly acuminate with mucronate tip, base acute, margin entire, chartaceous, sparsely pubescent on midrib and nerves beneath; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 5-6 gradually curved; tertiary nerves nearly horizontally reticulo-percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence axillary, fascicled cyme; flowers white.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe 1-2 lobed, pubescent, 2-seeded.
Understorey trees in evergreen to semi-evergreen forests up to 1400 m.
Indomalaysia; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.                

  
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ANFEB07 Dichapetalum gelonioides : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (9)
Family: Dichapetalaceae
Date: 1st February 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Shrub
Identified by: …
 
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Fwd: Annonaceae for Id from Assam : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Kindly see if these plants could be identified.
It may not be Annonaceae
It is perhaps Flacourtiaceae 

Its Dechapetalum gelionoides
  
Kattalekan (myristica swamp), Shimoga, Karntaka
Date: February 20, 2012 ... Altitude: about 573 m (1880 feet) asl
Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. ... (family: Dichapetalaceae)  

 
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Kattalekan (myristica swamp), Shimoga, Karntaka
Date: December 16, 2012 ... Altitude: about 573 m (1880 feet) asl
Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. ... (family: Dichapetalaceae)  


 

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