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Cleistanthus oblongifolius (Roxb.) Müll.Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 506. 1866, p. p., quoad var. genuina, excl. var. scaber; Chakrab. et al. in J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 26: 339. 2002, p. p., excl. syn. Nanopetalum myrianthum Hassk.; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorb. India 325. 2007, p. p., excl. syn. Nanopetalum myrianthum Hassk. Clutia oblongifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind., ed. Carey 3: 730. 1832 (as ‘Cluytia’); Wall., Cat. No. 7887. 1847. Cleistanthus chartaceus Müll.Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 507. 1866; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 282. 1887; Kanjilal et al., Fl. Assam 4: 147. 1940. C. myrianthus (Hassk.) Kurz ssp. attenuatus Jabl., l. c. 39. 1915, p. p. tantum quoad specim. Sylhet

Distinguishable from C. myrianthus in the leaves being decurrent to petioles at base, sparsely or scattered sericeous beneath and in the evanescently rufous-villous ovary.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. – July.

Distrib. India: Recorded for NE. India (Kanjilal et al. 1940) and cultivated in Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah. No specimen seen.


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