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Siphonodon celastrineus Griffith in Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 4: 247, t. 14. 1844; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 629. 1875.

Trees; branchlets glabrous, bark greyish. Leaves ovate-oblong to elliptic- lanceolate, 10-20.5 x 3.5-9 cm, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, coriaceous, margin crenate; nerves 4-10 pairs; petiole up to 2 cm long. Peduncles and pedicels 5-10 mm long. Flowers in cymes, from the old branches. Sepals lobed, reniform or rounded, 1-2 mm long. Petals 2-3 mm long, obtuse. Stamens 1 mm tong; filaments flat, united at base; anthers bent inwards. Ovary semiglobose. Fruit broadly pyriform or ellipsoid, 3-5 x 2-4 cm.

Fl. & Fr. : May - Jan.

Distrib. India: Scattered in distribution in parts of Deccan plateau and Gangetic Plain. West Bengal, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Malesia.


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