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Celastrus membranifolius Prain in J. As. Soc. Bengal 73: 197. 1904.


Shrubs; branchlets terete or slightly angular, glabrous. Leaves ovate- lanceolate or elliptic, 7-14 x 3.5-5.5 cm, apex acuminate, base cuneate, membranous, glabrous, margins serrate; nerves 4-5 pairs, elevated below, immersed above; veinlets preminant on both surfaces; petiole 10-15 mm long. Fruiting inflorescence axillary and terminal, shortly peduncled or fascicled. Fruits capsular, subglobose, 7 x 5 mm, valves broadly elliptic, 3-5 -seeded. Seeds elliptic, 2-3 x 1-2 mm, rotund at both ends, wrinkled, black.

Distrib. India: Assam and Meghalaya.




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