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Glyptopetalum zeylanicum Thwaites in Hook., Kew J. Bot. 8: 267. t. 7. B. 1856; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 612.1875.


Shrubs or small trees, 10-13 m tall; branchlets terete, tip portion flattened. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 10-15.5 x 3.5-6.5 cm, acute, base cuneate, membranous, margin serrate except at base; nerves inconspicuous; petioles 5 mm long, channelled. Flowers in axillary or supra-axillary cymes; peduncles 2.5-4 cm long; pedicels 10-12 mm long. Sepals 4-lobed, small. Petals 4, oblong, 5 mm long, yellow, pits near the apex. Stamens 4, inserted at the angles of the disc. Ovary immersed in the disc, 4-lobed; styles conical. Fruits capsular, rounded, 1-4 seeded. Seeds 1 cm across, partially covered by reddish arils.

Fl. & Fr. : July - Aug.

Distrib. India: Western Ghats, between 650 - 1000 m. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka.




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