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Eriolaena candollei Wallich, PI. Asiat. Rar. 1: 51, t. 64. 1830; Masters in FI. Brit. India 1: 370. 1874.

Kan.: Kadegi; Mar.: Bothi, Hadang.

Trees; bark grey; herbaceous portions stellate-hairy. Leaves 12.5 - 17.5 x 7.5 - 12.5 cm, broadly ovate, cordate at base, acute or acuminate at apex, crenate or crenate-dentate, glabrous or sparsely stellate-hairy above, grey tomentose beneath, 5 - 7-nerved; petioles 4 - 6.5 cm long. Flowers yellow in many-flowered, peduncled, corymbose cymes at the extremities; peduncles shorter than leaves; involucral bracts pinnatifid, pubescent. Sepals slightly longer than bracteoles, linear-oblong to lanceolate, acute, pubescent on both srufaces, glandular within at base. Petals oblong notched at apex, claw thick, villous. Stamens many in irregular series on staminal column. Ovary ovoid; styles glabrous; stigmas 8 - 10, revolute. Capsules 4 - 5 x 2 - 2.5 cm, woody, ovoid, acute, beaked, 10-lobed, 10-valved; valves oblong, acute, keeled or rounded at the back, villous or rarely glabrous along inner margins. Seeds many, imbricate.

Fl. March - May; Fr. Oct.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Bhutan and Myanmar.

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