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Eriolaena lushingtonii Dunn in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1915: 88. 1915 & in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 109. 1915.

Trees, ca 4 - 5 m tall, herbaceous portions stellate- pubescent. Leaves 4 - 8 cm in diam., orbicular, cordate at base, acute at apex, irregularly dentate. sparsely stellate-pilose above, white hairy beneath; petioles half to one-third of the length of blade. Flowers 2 - 3 in axillary cymes; involucral bracts 4 - 6 mm long. Inultisect, tomentose, much below sepals, caducous. Sepals 5, ca 2 mm long. connate at base, ligulate, pubescent inside, tomentose outside. Petals 5, narrowly obovate, glabrous except for the dilated tomentose base, deciduous. Stamens 10 - 12; staminal column with senes of fertile stamens; anthers erect, linear, basifixed; staminodes absent. Ovary sessile, ovoid, 7-locular, ovules many each locule; styles simple, pubescent; stigmas minutely 5-lobed. Capsules ca 10 - 15 x 5 - 7 mm, ovoid, acuminate, woody, pubescent, loculicidally dehiscent. Seeds 5 - 8 in each locule, winged towards the apex.

Fl. & Fr. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: In open slopes of moist deciduous forests between 350 and 900 m, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.



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