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.
 

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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