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Microtropis latifolia Wight ex M. Lawson in Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 1: 613. 1875.

Small trees; branches black. Leaves elliptic, oblong-lanceolate 7-15 x 2.5-6.5 cm, apex acute or shortly acuminate, coriaceous, glabrous, nerves obscure; petioles 6-7 mm long. Flowers in clusters, sessile. Sepals rugose outside, margin membranous, ciliolate above. Petals obovate-cuneate, 2-3 mm long, united at base. Filaments short. Ovary flask shaped, furrowed. Fruit ellipsoid, 1.5-2 cm long, narrowed and acute on both end.

Fl. & Fr. : Oct. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Western ghats, 700-2000- m. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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