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Julostylis Thwaites


Trees; branchlets stellate-tomentose. Flowers large, in lax panicles. Epicalyx segments connate at base. Sepals 5, connate at base. Petals 5, slightly connate at base and adnate to staminal column; Staminal column 5-toothed at apex. Ovary 2-locular; styles 2, connate at base. Fruit indehiscent, enclosed in enlarged epicalyx and calyx. Seeds oblong.

Confined to India and Sri Lanka, 2 species, both occur in India.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Leaves lanceolate; epicalyx segments 4, ovate with rounded base; staminal column with 10 anthers 1. Julostylis angustifolia
b. Leaves suborbiculate or ovate; epicalyx segments 4 - 6, triangular-ovate with cordate base; staminal column with 17 - 20 anthers 2. Julostylis polyandra


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