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Celastrus hindsii Benth. in Kew J. Bot. 3: 334. 1851; Ding Hou in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard 42: 249. 1955. Celastrus venulosus Wallich, Cat. no. 4321. 1831. nom. nud; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 618. 1875.


Asm. : Bhumlati

Scandent shrubs. Leaves elliptic to obovate-oblong, 5-15 x 1.5-6.5 cm, apex acute, coriaceous, glabrous, margin serrate, base cuneate; lateral nerves 6-9 pairs, densely reticulate; stipules laciniate; petiole 5-10 mm long. Inflorescence 3-5-flowered cymes. Male flowers: Sepals semi-orbicular, up to 2 mm long, obtuse, short ciliate. Petals white to cream, oblong-obovate, 2-5 x 1-2 mm, obtuse, glandular-ciliate. Stamens arising from the margin of the disc, glabrous, 2 mm long; filaments glabrous; sterile pistil present. Female flowers: Ovary flask-shaped, subglobose; style columnar; stigma 3-lobed. Disc cup shaped; lobes deltoid. Fruits capsular, ovoid to subglobose, 8-10 x 6-8 mm, 1-seeded. Seeds cylindric, smooth, brownish, 6-8 x 4-5 mm.

Fl. & Fr. Jan. - Oct.

Distrib. India: Between 300 to 1500 m. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya.

Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Central to S. China, Japan (Bonin Island). Sumatra, Borneo and Java.




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