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Microtropis microcarpa Wight, lc. 3: 7. t. 975. 1845; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 614. 1875. Microtropis ovalifolia Wight, lc. 3: 7. t. 976. 1845; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 614. 1875.

Trees or shrubs. Leaves elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-5 x 2-2.5 cm, obtuse, attenuate at base, coriaceous, glabrous above, pale beneath; petiole about 5 mm long. Inflorescence axillary or extra axillary, in dense or lax cymes 12-3-chotomous, 1.5-8 cm long; peduncles shorter than the leaves. Sepals persistent in fruit, much imbricate, lower part thick and fleshy, upper part membranous, ciliate, petaloid. Petals, obovate, clawed, veined. Stamens inserted at the base of the petals; filaments short; anthers orbicular to ovoid. Ovary ovoid-conical, ribbed; style short. Fruit ellipsoid or oblong, 1-2 cm long, pointed at both ends or at apex, rugose.


1a. Cymes lax.4ยท8 cm long; capsule oblong, pointed at apex 3.2. microcarpa
b. Cymes dense, 1-1.5 cm long; capsule ellipsoid. pointed at both the ends 3.1. densiflora

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