Canthium coromandelicum

Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl.): 152 1931. (syn. Canthium parviflorum Lam.; Gmelina coromandelina Burm.f.; Paederia valli-kara Juss.; Plectronia parviflora (Lam.) Bedd.; Webera tetrandra Willd.);

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Coromandel Canthium • Marathi: किरमा Kirma, Kadbar • Tamil: Nallakkarai, Kudiram, Sengarai • Malayalam: Kantankara, Niruri, Serukara • Telugu: Sinnabalusu, Balusu • Kannada: Karemullu, Ollepode, ಕಾರೆಗಿಡ  [ Kaare-gida ]  • Oriya: Tutidi • Konkani: Kayili • Sanskrit: Nagabala, Gangeruki; 
 
Goats like the leaves very much, fruits edible. Village boys and women eat the fruits.   
 

  
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It looks close to ......
Some Celastraceae ...
?Maytenus rothiana??
It is Canthium sp., most probably C. coromandelicum (Rubiaceae).
Thanks ... and ....
It does look like http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Coromandel%20Boxwood.html
 
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Yellow fruiting shrub for ID | ID req 17Jun2010AR02: Kind request to ID this yellow fruiting & spiky stemmed plant
Found in rocky hills of Bannerghatta.

Date/Time :

15 Aug 2006 1:57PM

Location- Place, altitude and GPS:

Bannerghatta Forest, Bangalore, 12 45 08.02 N 77 34 45.07 E elevation 3008 feet

Habitat- garden/ urban/wild/type:

Wild, rocky hill top,

Plant Habit-tree/shrub/climber/herb:

Shrub

Height/length:

Height - about 5 feet approx

 Leaves-type/shape/size:

5cms

 Inflorescence type /size:

-

 Flowers-size/colour/calyx/bracts:

2cms, white

 Fruits type-shape/size/seeds:

3cms approx, color-Yellow,

Fragrance/odour/pollinator/uses and so on

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some species of Berberis
Can be Berberis aristata quite common in the region you are indicating
Its not a Berberis sp. All the photos belongs to Canthium coromandelicam (Brum.f.) Alston, (Rubiaceae) a common thorny shrub in the deciduous forests.
nice fruits. Are they edible?
In Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve the plant is locally called as Kaarai.
The fruits are edible.
ya, In Malayalam - Mullankkara , common in rocky mountains
Yes, this shrub is fruiting Canthium coromandelicum (Burm. F.) Alston of Rubiaceae. Tamil name: Kaaraichedi, Nalla kaarai
Syn - Canthium parviflorum Lam
          Plectronia Parviflora (Lam.) Bedd.
Common in Rocky places
Kannada - ಕಾರೆಗಿಡ [ Kaare-gida ]
A Stout Spiny Shrub.
Flowers - Small, Greenish - Yellow.
Fl: April - May.

Drupes Obcordate, yellow when ripe.
 
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Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston SN Sep18, : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Canthium coromandelicum (Burm.f.) Alston (= C. parviflorum Lam., Plectronia parviflora (Lam.) Bedd.),
Kaarai mul in Tamil, wild shrub,
goats like the leaves very much, fruits edible. Village boys and women eat the fruits.
 
 
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It is my pleasure to share few images of Canthium coromandelicum  (Rubiaceae 

Habit: A stout, armed shrub-tree..?? 

Habitat: Scrub forests 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1000 and 800 msl, respectively 

Date:13-07-2014 and 17-08-2014 


A very good set of a Rubiaceae member
 
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Request for identification : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location Chitradurga Karnataka
Please identify the plant
Thanks, ...  Is it wild or cultivated? 
Mostly it is wild
I think first photo graph is different from that of 2nd and 3rd. The last two maybe canthium sp.
Canthium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

Randia tertraphylla 
As per the Plant list Randia tetraphylla is not found

 
 
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