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Grewia calophylla Kurz ex Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 392. 1874. Microcos calophylla (Kurz ex Masters) Burrett in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 729. 1929.


Trees,6 - 14 m tall. Leaves 15 - 19 x 3 - 9 cm, ovate-lanceolate, ovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic, rounded or subacute at base, acuminate at apex, entire, coriaceous, glabrous, 3-nerved; petioles 0.5 - 1 cm long. Flowers in terminal panicles; buds 0.8 - 1 cm long, obovoid, tomentose; pedicels up to 1.2 cm long. Sepals ca 1.8 cm long, linear-oblong or linear-spathulate. Petals pink, 6 - 8 mm long, linear-oblong, acute. Androgynophore ca 1.2 mm long, glabrous in lower half, tomentose in upper half. Stamens many; filaments 8 - 10 mm long, glabrous. Ovary ca 2 mm across, subglobose, puberulous; stigma lobed. Drupes orange-yellow, 2 - 4.5 x 1.3 - 2.3 cm, obovoid, tapering at base, glabrous, woody with a sticky exudate.

Fl. April - July; Fr. Aug. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Frequent in semideciduous and coastal forests. Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Malaysia.




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