Baliospermum calycinum


Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;

Keys from Flora of India Vol. 23:
1 a. Plants dioecious; upper leaves not appreciably smaller than leaves of lower nodes; inflorescences leafless; male disc glands distinct; ovary glabrous or sparsely pubescent; fruits depressed, not intruded at apex, 5 - 8 x 9 - 10 mm 1. B. calycinum
b. Plants mostly monoecious; upper leaves often appreciably smaller than leaves at lower nodes; inflorescences leafy; male disc glands connate into a cup; ovary tomentellous; fruits often turbinate-obovoid, intruded at apex, 8 - 10 x 11 - 13 mm 2. B. solanifolium
  

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Please help me to identify this shrub from western Assam
Date/Time- 26/10/2010 – 1:30 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Kokrajhar, Assam, Alt 90m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 9-12x5-7cm
Inflorescence: raceme
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 3-4cm, White
SL No 261010 ef 001
This is Baliospermum calycinum Muller (Euphorbiaceae).
may be Blachia denudata
Pl have a look on these links:
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=109979&flora_id=2
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=250084088
Baliospermum calycinum var. calycinum
Yes, I endorse the identification of ...

Image by Mithilesh Kumar Pathak

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Baliospermum calycinum var. calycinum (Euphorbiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
A shrub from Arunachal Pradesh. Photo by Late Mithilesh Kumar Pathak.
 
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Baliospermum calycinum (Euphorbiaceae) - better images : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Here are two better images shot by Dr. Santanu Dey from Nagaland.

wonderful to see the freshly opened flowers. Thanks, ...


 
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Plant for ID : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 111012 : AK-1: A cultivated, potted plant at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on 29/12/2007. Name given by a staff was Vajradanti but on searching, it seems to be a wrong id.
This is Baliospermum montanum.

I think it should be Baliospermum calycinum rather than Baliospermum solanifolium, as per details herein.
That's right ... B. calycinum.
On second thought, B. calycinum is restricted to North east India. Hence this will be a robust flowering form of B. solanifolium.
... plant is cultivated.
Inflorescence is different as per keys in Flora of China and FoC Illustration  FoC Illustration 2
Please consult the key given in Fl. India vol. 23.
Thanks, ..., Keys from Flora of India Vol. 23:
1 a. Plants dioecious; upper leaves not appreciably smaller than leaves of lower nodes; inflorescences leafless; male disc glands distinct; ovary glabrous or sparsely pubescent; fruits depressed, not intruded at apex, 5 - 8 x 9 - 10 mm 1. B. calycinum
b. Plants mostly monoecious; upper leaves often appreciably smaller than leaves at lower nodes; inflorescences leafy; male disc glands connate into a cup; ovary tomentellous; fruits often turbinate-obovoid, intruded at apex, 8 - 10 x 11 - 13 mm 2. B. solanifolium
After pursuing the illustrations in Flora of India, I feel it is Baliospermum calycinum 
Okay ...


 
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Baliospermum solanifolium (Burm.) Suresh is a common wild undershrub in Pantnagar. 
Yes, Baliospermum solanifolium.
I think it may be Baliospermum calycinum rather than Baliospermum solanifolium, as per details herein and as per comparative images at Baliospermum
B. solanifolium only. 
But inflorescence is different as per keys in Flora of China and FoC Illustration  FoC Illustration 2
Thanks, ..., Keys from Flora of India Vol. 23:
1 a. Plants dioecious; upper leaves not appreciably smaller than leaves of lower nodes; inflorescences leafless; male disc glands distinct; ovary glabrous or sparsely pubescent; fruits depressed, not intruded at apex, 5 - 8 x 9 - 10 mm 1. B. calycinum
b. Plants mostly monoecious; upper leaves often appreciably smaller than leaves at lower nodes; inflorescences leafy; male disc glands connate into a cup; ovary tomentellous; fruits often turbinate-obovoid, intruded at apex, 8 - 10 x 11 - 13 mm 2. B. solanifolium
After pursuing the illustrations in Flora of India, I feel it is Baliospermum calycinum 


 

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