Orophea zeylanica Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 111 1855. ;

by Navendu Page & P. Santhan (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images, click on the





Large shrubs; young branches yellow pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate or elliptic-oblong, almost rounded at base, shortly and obtusely acuminate at apex, 6.5-8 x 3-4.5 cm, dark green above, pale beneath, puberulous beneath when young, later glabrous; lateral nerves 4-7 pairs; petioles ca 2 mm long, glabrous. Flowers solitary or 2-3 together, axillary or extra-axillary; pedicels 1-2 cm long, pubescent when young, bracts small, at the base of pedicels. Sepals 3, ovate-orbicular, acute, ca 1x 1 mm, connate at base, pubescent. Petals 6 (3+3); outer ones almost orbicular, 3-4 mm across, veined, downy; inner ones clawed, 4-5 mm long, glabrous, except the pubescent margin. Stamens 6, in one row, ca 0.5 mm long; connectives slightly pointed at the apex. Carpels 9-15, obovate, ca 1.5 mm long, glabrous, 2-ovuled; stigma capitate, subsessile. Fruitlets globose, ca 7.5 mm in diam.; stalks 2-3 mm long. Seeds 1-2.

Flowering and fruiting: May, September
Evergreen forests
India and Sri Lanka

Annonaceae of central WG (Goa, Karnataka) – 3. Orophea zeylanica : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.  
Nice find … May i know the location/date/time of flowering…

Many many thanks … for showing new plants.

This plant was photographed in the month of May in a low elevation evergreen forest around a little town called Nagavalli close to Sharavati Wildlife Sanctuary.



Orophea zeylanica Hook. f. & Thomson SN May 371 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Orophea zeylanica Hook. f. & Thomson,
wild shrub, Annonaceae from Coorg area of Karnataka



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