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Published In: Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis 19. 1760. (Enum. Syst. Pl.) 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: Jan-March.
Type: Type locality: India.
Distribution: Distribution: Australia, S. Africa, N. America, China, India, Ceylon and W. Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A component of the scrub vegetation of low hilly areas. The quick growth and gregarious habit of this shrub makes it an excellent hedge plant. The branches are used as fire-wood and as a support for the flat mud roofs in village houses. The wood can be used for making walking sticks and tool-handles.
Photo: Dodonaea viscosa Jacq. (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara Dist.: Abbottabad, Thai Garden, A.H. Khan, s. n. 8.iii.52 (PFI-B) Swat: Karakar Pass, on way to Saidu Sharif; Sultan-ul-Abedin 8355 (KUH); B-8 Kashmir: near Kishenganga, A.H. Khan s. n. 8.v.54 (PFI-B); C-7 Rawal¬pindi Dist : M.A. Siddiqi 423 (RAW) ; Margalla, c. 600 m. R.R. Stewart s. n. April 1952 (KUH); Tret, c. 1000 m. S.M. Kazmi s.n. 14.iv.51 (KUH); ib. I.I. Chaudry s.n. 14.v.51 (PFI-B) ; Simbly village dam site, A.R. Beg s.n. 22-xii-64 (PFI-B) ; Baluchistan : D-5 c. 12 miles from Harnai, towards Loralai, M. Qaiser and A. Ghafoor 1481 (KUH) ; Sind : G-4 Karachi Dist.: Gandhi Gardens, Saida Qureshi s.n. 27-ii-66 (KUH); Malir, S.A. Kheiri s.n. 20-ii-1967 (KUH); ib. Siraj A. Rizvi s.n. 23-1-1961 (KUH); Karachi University Campus, Meher Jehan s.n. 1963 (KUH) ; Haleji, near Rest House, Sultan-ul-Abedin 5808 (KUH).

 

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An evergreen shrub up to 5 m tall; young parts covered with a yellow, viscid resin. Leaves sub-sessile, oblanceolate to spathulate, 3-9 cm long, 0.5-2 cm broad, glabrous, entire, sub-acute to apiculate. Panicles terminal, c. 3 cm long; flowers greenish yellow; pedicel 4-8 mm long. Sepals 3-5, connate at the base, ovate, 3 mm long, puberulous; persistent. Stamens 6-8, free, rudimentary in the female flower; anthers subsessile, oblong, 2-5 mm long, sparsely hairy at the tip. Disc annular, cushion-shaped. Ovary triquetrous, 2.2 mm long, 3-locular, sparsely hairy, rudimentary in the male flower; style 3 mm long, minutely papillose; stigma 3-fid. Capsule 12-14 mm long, 15-19 mm broad, 2-4 valved; valves membranous, light brown, green or maroon, winged at the back. Seed sub-globose, c. 4 mm long, black.
 
 
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