Meliosma simplicifolia subsp. pungens

Meliosma simplicifolia subsp. pungens (Walp.) van Beusekom (Syn: Meliosma pungens (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Walp. (ambiguous synonym); Meliosma wightii Planch. ex Brand.; Millingtonia pungens Wall. ex Wight & Arn.; Millingtonia simplicifolia Wall. (ambiguous synonym));  

Sri Lanka, N-Sumatra, India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka) as per Catalogue of Life;

 
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Tree from Uttarakhand 06 : ID Requested : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).  
Please id this tree.
-Medium sized tree, not much branched.
-Associated with Alnus, Litsea and Rhododendron.
- ca. 1700 m asl.
Please the see the
-Stamens (2) and Stlyle (1) of same unnder diset. microscope.
- It has many parianths.
Attachments (1)
Two stamens indicate towards Oleaceae. Not sure since it has many perianths and leaves are not opposite as visible in pics.
Ligustrum ?
Leaves are alternate to spiral, crowded towards end of branchlets.
I'll check it under Oleaceae
examined the specimen and found it close to; 
Meliosma simplicifolia (Roxb.) Walpers Syn. Meliosma pungens (Wallich ex Wight & Arn.) Walpers 
I request to the expert for id validation.
The ID is correct to me.
Two species are given in Gaur 1999 which differentiate M.dillenifolia and M.simplicifolia clearly.
Osmaston (1927) has mentioned 3 species in the area differentiating as follows:
1A. Leaves simple...........2
2A. Leaves obovate; lateral nerves straight; teeth numerous, close..............M.dillenifolia
2B. Leaves oblanceolate; lateral nerves curved; teeth few, distant ..............M.pungens
1B. Leaves pinnate .......................................................................................M.wallichii
[M.pugens is now M.simplicifolia subsp. pungens]
The plant here matches fairly with M.simplicifolia subsp. pungens
Thank you Sir,
I am taking it as Meliosma simplicifolia subsp. pungens (Sabiaceae)

Family: Sabiaceae
Date: 20th June 2015
Place: Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Habit: Short tree
Habitat: Shola forest
Key to species and subspecies.
Meliosma species are difficult to distinguish. The only standard point of reference seems to be that of Beusekom (in Blumea vol. 19. 1971).

 

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Meliosma wightii Planch. ex Brandis SN June 39 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Meliosma wightii Planch. ex Brandis,
wild tree from Nilgiri Hills Tamilnadu,
the name given as unresolved by plant list.
 


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