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Elaeocarpus blascoi Weibel in Candollea 27: 16. 1972.


Trees, 14 - 20 m tall; branchlets more or less densely short grey silky. Leaves 5 - 7.5 x 2 - 5 cm, ovate-elliptic or elliptic, rounded or broadly cuneate at base, obtuse at apex, obscureoly serrate, glabrous above, sparsely appressed hirtus or glabrescent beneath, veins prominent beneath; petioles 1 - 2 cm long, sparsely short grey sericeous. Racemes 4 - 6 cm long, axillary, 6 - 7-flowered. Flower-buds ovoid, acute, more or less densely short sericeous; flowers white, 1-1.5 cm across, pedicels 1 - 1.2 cm long, densely short sericeous, rarely glabrate. Sepals 10 - 11 mm long, lanceolate, acute, densely short sericeous without, velvety along margin. Petals 12 mm long, broader towards apex, laciniate into 11 - 14 segments, densely sericeous without. Stamens 33 - 36, densely appressed hirtellous; filaments 2 - 3.3 mm long; anthers 2.5 - 4 mm long, anther tip produced into a subulate, 1 mm long awn. Disc annular, 10-lobed. Ovary ovoid, densely sericeous, 2 - 3-loculed; ovules 6 in each locule; styles sericeous at base, 6 - 6.5 mm long. Drupes 1.5 cm long, ellipsoid, rounded at base and apex, laterally scarcely compressed.

Fl. Jan.; Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: In moist evergreen forests between 2000 and 2150 m. Tamil Nadu.

Endemic.




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