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Glyptopetalum grandiflorum Beddome, lc. Pl. Ind. Orient. 21. t. 102. 1874; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 613.1875.


Shrubs; branchlets terete, tender portions angular. Leaves elliptic-oblong, 10-15.5 x 5-6.5 cm, acute or acuminate, base cuneate or rounded, thinly coriaceous, entire, rarely obscurely serrate towards apex. Inflorescence in 3- flowered cymes; peduncles filiform, slender, 10-16 cm long. Flowers bisexual; pedicels 2.5 cm long, inserted with scale like bracts. Sepals 4-lobed. Petals 4, obovate, 8-10 mm long, yellow, pits inconspicuous or absent. Stamens 4. sessile. Ovary inserted in the disc. Disc more or less rounded. Fruits capsular, rounded, ca 2 cm across, pale, smooth, 4-seeded. Seeds ovate, 1.5 cm across, arillate.

Fl. & Fr. : April.

Distrib. India: In forests, at 600-1000 m. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.




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