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Glyptopetalum lawsonii Gamble in Kew Bull. 1916: 131. 1916. et Fl. Pres. Madras 1: 204. 1918; Ramamurthy in Fl. Tamil Nadu 1: 73. 1983.


Tam.: Kodikkuramthu.

Shrubs or small trees; branch lets terete, young shoots flattened. Leaves elliptic-obovate, 5-9 x 3-6 cm, obtuse, base cuneate, coriaceous, entire or with a few teeth at apex; nerves 7-9 pairs, distinct. Cymes axillary or supra-axillary, 6-7-flowered. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 4-lobed, short, scarious at apex. Petals 4, ovate, 3 mm long, obtuse, 2 oblique pits towards apex. Stamens 4; filaments short, thick. Ovary immersed in the disc; styles short. Fruits capsular, subglobose, 1-1.6 cm across. Seeds subglobose, 10 x 5 mm, covered with fleshy aril.

Fl. & Fr. : Almost throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu.





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