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Lophopetalum Wight & Arn.

Evergreen trees. Leaves decussate or opposite, margins entire; stipules caducous. Flowers in axillary or terminal panicles, bisexual, 5-merous. Sepals dish-shaped. Petals imbricate, inner surface covered with appendages. Disc fleshy, flat, 5-lobed. Stamens inserted on the disc, filaments filiform. Ovary partly immersed in the disc; 3-loculed; ovules arranged in two series. Fruit a capsule, oblong, 3-lobed, loculicidally dehiscing. Seeds oblong, flat, winged.

Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malesia; 18 species, 2 in India.


1a. Flowers 10-13 mm across; disc smooth 2. Lophopetalum wightianum
b. Floweres 6-7 mm across; disc with fleshy processes 1. Lophopetalum wallichii

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