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Published In: Museum Botanicum 2: 58. 1856. (Mus. Bot.) 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)
Contributor Text: RUBINA AKHTER
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-June.
Type: Syntype: Nepal, Wall. Cat. no. 3693; Kumaon, Thompson 838.
Distribution: Distribution: Himalaya, extending eastward to India, Bhutan and S. W. China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found in sub-Himalayan tract, Outer Himalaya and Salt range up to 900 m. The wood is hard and brownish, the leaves are exceedingly rough, like sand paper. The bast fibers are used for making ropes.
Illustration: Trema politoria (Planch.) Blume (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Margalla Hills, ± 2500', above Islamabad, Y. Nasir & Nazir 9195 (RAW); C-8 Azad Kashmir, Jan Mohammed 6918 (RAW).


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A small tree upto 5 m tall. Leaves 7-10 x 2-4 cm, obolong-lanceolate, acuminate, serrulate, base rounded or subcordate, 3 or obscurely 5-nerved, rough on both surfaces with scabrid hairs. Stipules lateral, linear, longer than petiole, caducous. Inflorescence in axillary clusters; male cymes shorter than petiole. Female flowers longer than petiole. Drupe small, ovoid with persistent calyx.
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