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Eriolaena wallichii DC., Mem. Mus. Paris 10: 102,t. 5. 1823; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 370. 1874.

Large, stout shrubs or smaIl trees; herbaceous portions shaggy tomentose. Leaves simple, 10 - 20 cm in diam., ovate or roundish, cordate at base, acuminate at apex, crenae-serrate, pilose above, stellate-tomentose beneath, nerves 7 at base, prominent and raised beneath; petioles up to 5 cm long. stellate-tomentose; stipules ca 2.5 cm long, lanceolate. Peduncles 1-flowered, axillary and terminal, shorter than leaves, villous. Invoiucral bracts 3, 3 - 4 x 0.5 - 0.7 cm, lanccolate, floccose-tomentose outside, villous inside. Petals 5, 2 - 2.5 cm long, glabrous. bearing multiseriate anthers. Ovary ca 5 x 3 mm, stellate-hairy; styles 1 - 1.5 cm long, pilose. Fruits not seen.

Fl. April- June.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, West Bengal (Darjeeling) and Orissa.


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