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Bhoma’ ‘भोमा’ In Marathi;
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Trees, to 10 m high; branchlets tawny or grey-tomentellous to sparsely puberulous. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules lateral; petiole 2-5 mm, slender, puberulous; lamina 7-13 x 1.5-6.5 cm, oblong, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, oblong-lanceolate, oblong-ovate or subfalcate, base oblique, apex acuminate, glabrous above, sparsely pilose on major nerves beneath, margin entire, coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellow; male flowers: in many flowered axillary clusters; pedicels 3-8 mm long, densely tomentose; tepals 3+3, 3-4 x 0.8-15 mm, lanceolate or oblanceolate, puberulous; stamens 3-4, connate by their connectives in a coloumn; connectives produced; female flowers: in few flowered axillary clusters; sessile; perianth 1.2-3 x 1.5-3.5 mm, tomentellous to glabrescent, irregularly 4-6 teethed; ovary superior, subglobose, ca.1 mm across, 4-6 locular, ovules 2 in each cell, tomentellous to glabrous; styles 4-6, usually connate into subglobose or discoid mass, often with minute projection at the corners, sometimes free or connate only at base. Fruit a capsule 2-5 x 6-12 mm, 4-6 locular, depressed, deeply lobed with the lobes bilobulate, puberulous to glabrous; pedicels absent, to 4 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: November-April
Evergreen forests
Peninsular India

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