Hovenia acerba

Hovenia acerba Lindl., Bot. Reg. 6: , pl. 501 1820. (syn: Hovenia dulcis var. acerba (Lindl.) G. Sen Gupta & B. Safui; Hovenia inaequalis DC.; Hovenia parviflora Nakai & Y. Kimura; Zizyphus esquirolii H. Lév.);  

China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), India (Punjab, Assam, Darjeeling, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu), Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] as per Catalogue of Life;


Small to large deciduous tree 10-25m; branchlets pubescent, becoming glabrous. Leaves ovate or broadly ovate, 9-15 x 4-10cm, acuminate, base rounded or truncate often obliquely, margin sharply serrate, 3-veined at base, pubescent on veins beneath or glabrous; petiole 1.2-2cm; stipules minute, early caducous. Cymes terminal and in many upper leaf axils, 2-4cm diameter; penduncles pubescent, 1-4cm. Calyx lobes reflexed, triangular, c 1.5mm. Petals equalling sepals, concave, spathulate, spreading and enclosing stamens. Styles c 1.5mm, 3-lobed to middle. Fruit globose, 5-6mm, borne on swollen fleshy branched peduncles.
Fl. May-June
Subtropical and warm broad-leaved forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1991 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


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Re: ID pleae : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Is it Hovenia sp.
Locality - Nagaland 

Thanks, ..., Was it cultivated or wild?
To me appears close to Hovenia acerba as per
Flora of China  FOC illustration  GBIF (high resolution specimens) FRLHT  tradewindsfruit  libproject
 



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