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Colubrina travancorica Beddome, lc. Pl. Ind. Orient. 1: 43, t. 1,88. 1874; M. Lawson, in Fl. Brit. India 1: 643. 1875.


Unarmed shrubs, young branches antrorse, appressed golden silky hairy. Leaves alternate or subopposite towards the lowering region, elliptic to lanceolate, 9.8-12.5 x 3.5-4.4 cm, apex acuminate, mucronate, base rounded, crenate, crenatures black, callous tipped, distal ones more conspicuous than the proximal ones, membranous, when young densely pubescent beneath and costa above; lateral nerves impressed above and raised below; petioles 5-9 mm long, pubescent; stipules 2-3 mm long, subulate, pubescent. Inflorescence thyrses or congested dichasia; peduncles 4-8 mm long, golden silky hairy. Calyx lobes 5, 2-2.5 mm long; tube campanulate, sparsely hispid. Petals 5, 1.5-2 mm long. Stamens shorter than petals; anthers dorsifixed; filaments flat. Disc 10-lobed, pitted. Ovary glabrous; style 3-cleft up to the middle, glabrous. Capsules globose, 6-8 mm in diam., slightly depressed at the top.

Fl. & Fr. : Nov. - March.

Distrib. India: Coastal forests. Kerala. Endemic.





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