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Strombosia ceylanica Gardn. in Calc. J. Nat. Hist. 6: 350. 1845; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 579. 1875. S. leprosa Talbot in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 11(2): 235. 1897.


Medium or large, evergreen trees with white scaly bark. Leaves ovate or oblong-elliptic, up to 17 x 7.5 cm, glabrous, shining, rounded at tip; petiole ca 1.5 cm long, glabrous. Flowers small, in axillary fascicles or on woody tubercles. Calyx tube glabrous, campanulate; lobes ovate, obtuse, ciliate. Petals oblong, hairy; lobes ovate, obtuse, ciliate within at tips. Drupes globose, pyrifonn or oblong-ovoid, 3 x 2.5 cm, pink. Seeds globose, finely tuberculate.

Fl. & Fr. : Major part of the year.

Distrib. India: Western Ghats, in evergreen forests. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.

Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula and Indonesia.




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