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Microtropis ramiflora Wight, lc. 3: 7. t. 977. 1845; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 613. 1875.

Small trees; branches thick, coarse. Leaves broadly elliptic or obovate, 5-13 x 2.5-6.5 cm, apex rounded or emarginate, base subcordate or rounded, margin revolute; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers in clusters. Sepals imbricate, often thick, unequal, scariose at margin. Petals obovate, 2-3 mm long, pale yellow. Stamens 1 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid or ovoid, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 cm, striate.

Fl. & Fr. : Feb. - Nov.

Distrib. India: Western Ghats, in evergreen forests between 1600-2700 m. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka.


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