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Published In: Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique 3(1): 319. 1789. (Encycl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: December-January.
Type: Type: Described from Eastern India.
Distribution: Distribution: Ceylon, Burma, India, (Assam), Sikkim and Pakistan (Sind; Hyderabad, vide Cooke l.c.).
Comment/Acknowledgements: The fruit is said to be palatable and eaten by local inhabitants (Dalzell & Gibson), but according to Cooke and Brandis it is insipid.


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A small tree or stragling shrub, armed with stipular spines, solitary or paired with a broad base, young branches fulvous-tomentose. Leaves 5-12.5x4-6 cm, broadly elliptic, shortly acuminate, denticulate, base oblique, rugose, petiole 0.8-1.5 cm long densely tomentose. Inflorescence of pedunculate cymes, densely pubescent, peduncle c.5 mm long. pedicel, c. 4 mm long. Calyx puberulous inside 1.5-2 mm long, with ovate acute lobes. Petals absent. Disc 5-lobed, styles 2, connate below the middle. Fruit c. 5-8 mm in diameter, globose or pyriform, white when ripe.
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