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Microtropis discolor (Wallich) Wallich, Cat. no. 4337, 1830; Arn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 3: 152. 1839; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 614. 1875. Cassine discolor Wallich in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 378. 1824.

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves elliptic-obovate or elliptic-oblong, 6-11.5 x 2.5-4.5 cm, apex acute or acuminate, base attenuate, membranous, glabrous, entire; nerves 5-7 pairs; petiole channelled, 1 to 1.5 cm long. Cymes thrice forked, 1-2.5 cm long; peduncles 3-6 mm long; pedicels very short. Flowers greenish white. Sepals suborbicular, 1.5 x 1 mm, edges minutely ciliolate. Petals elliptic or oblong, concave, imbricate. Filaments subulate, 1 mm long; anthers oblong. Ovary longer than stamens, 2-loculed; style very short. Fruit ellipsoid or ovoid, 10-12 x 5-10 mm. Seed 1, ellipsoid, stipitate.

Fl. & Fr. : July - June.

Distrib. India : In Himalaya, Kumaon eastwards between 1300-2300 m and North East India between 300-2300 m. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya.

Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, 5. China and Malesia.

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