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Microtropis wallichiana Wight ex Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 71. 1858; M. Lawson in Fl. Bit. India 1: 613. 1875.

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves elliptic or oblanceolate, 4-15 x 1.5-5 cm, apex obtusely acute, base attenuate, subcoriaceous; nerves 4-9 pairs; petiole about 1.5 cm long to almost absent. Flowers yellowish, in axillary clusters; bracteoles small, ovate, 1-2 mm long. Sepals subreniform, 1-2 x 2-3 mm, margin fringed. Petals obovate-oblong, 2 mm long, obtuse. Stamens 2-3 mm long. Fruits ellipsoid or oblong-obovoid, 10 x 5 mm with persistent style.

Fl. & Fr. : Feb. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Western Ghats, in forests at ca 1300 m. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka and Malesia.

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