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Nayariophyton zizyphifolium (Griffith) Long & A. G. Miller in Edinburgh J. Bot. 47: 357. 1990. Kydia zizyphifolium Griffith, Itin. Notes 108. 1848. K. jujubifolia Griffith, Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 534. 1854; Dicellostyles jujubifolia (Griffith) Benth. in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 1: 207.1862; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 333. 1874. Nayariophyton jujubifolium (Griffith) T. K. Paul in Fasc. Pl. India 19: 185. 1988, ortho.


Trees, ca 5 - 8 m high; branchlets greyish pubescent with stellate hairs. Leaves 7 - 15 x 4 - 9 cm, ovate or suborbicular, subcordate or rounded at base, acute to acuminate at apex, entire or shallowly 3-10bed, sparsely pubescent or glabrous above, densely pilose beneath, 5 - 7-nerved at base; petioles 1 - 3 cm long, pubescent; stipules subulate. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2 - 5 in short panicles; pedicels 5 - 15 mm long, pubescent. Epicalyx segments 4 - 6, 10 - 15 x 5 mm accrescent, oblong-lanceolate, rounded at apex conspicuously striate and reticulate, sparsely pubescent above, velutinous beneath, persistent. Calyx lobes 10 - 15 x 5 mm, triangualar, connate up to the middle, hairy. Corolla white, ca 2.5 cm across; petals 5, 1 - 2.5 x 1 - 1.5 cm, oblong, densely pubescent outside, simple and stellate-hairy at base inside. Staminal column 8 - 10 mm long, hairy; stamens numerous; anthers reniform. Ovary globose, 2-locular; styles ca 2.5 cm long, 2-branched, each branch ca 0.5 cm long, densely hairy; stigmas rugose-capitate. Capsules ca 8 mm across, subglobose, shortly rostellate, densely hairy, 2-loculed with one seed in each locule, indehiscent. Seeds ca 4 x 3 mm, reniform, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. May-Oct.

Distrib. India: Eastern Himalayas and North eastern region in tropical and subtropical forests between 300 and 2200 m. West Bengal (Darjeeling) Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram.

Bhutan, Myanmar and Cbina(Yunnan).





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