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Eriolaeoa stocksii Hook. f . & Thomson ex Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 370. 1874.

Trees or shrubs; bark purplish; herbaceous portions stellate- pubescent, glaucous. Leaves simple, 7.5 - 12.5 x 6 - 10 cm, deeply cordate to orbicular, cordate at base, shortly and bluntly acuminate at apex, irregularly crenate, thinly dotted above with stellate hairs, more so on the nerves, finely pubescent beneath, 5 - 7 -nerved at base; petioles 5 - 7 cm long, terete, densely stellate-pubescent; stipules linear-falcate, caducous. Flowers few raxillary peduncled racemose cymes; peduncles up to 15 cm long; pedicels ca 1 cm long grooved, pubescent; involucral bracts multisect, segments many, linear or filiform, densely stellate- pubescent. Sepals 1 - 1.5 cm long, lanceolate, cuspidate, stellate-pubescent outside, villous and glandular at base inside. Petals obovate to spathulate. Staminal column 1 - 1.2 cm long. Ovary ca 4 mm long, lobed, stellate-pubescent; styles 2 cm long, pubescent.

Fl. May; Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.


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