Symplocos kurgensis C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 3: 576 1882. (Syn: Eugeniodes hebanthum (Thw. ex C. B. Cl.) Kuntze; Eugeniodes hohenackeri (C. B. Cl.) Kuntze; Eugenioides kurgense Kuntze; Symplocos hebantha Thw. ex C. B. Cl.; Symplocos hohenackeri C. B. Cl.; Symplocos macrophylla var. kurgensis (C. B. Cl.) Nooteboom);
India (Mysore, Mercara, Coorg), Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;

Trees, to 10 m high; twigs seriaceous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 9-20 mm long, slender, seriaceous; lamina 3-12.8 x 0.8-5 cm, elliptic or oblong, base round or cuneate, apex acuminate, margin minutely spinous denticulate, sparsely pubescent on both sides when young, glabrous except the midrib on lower surface when mature, chartaceous; lateral nerves 7-11 pairs, pinnate, slender, slightly prominent beneath, arched, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, scented, in axillary spikes of about 5-9.1 cm long; peduncle densely tawny tomentose; bracts 3 x 1.5 mm, at the base of each pedicel; bracteoles early cauducous; calyx tube adnate to the ovary, lobes 5, deltoid, acute, densely tawny tomentose on both sides, cauducous; bracteoles small, cauducous; calyx tube 1 mm long, glabrous, lobes 5, 2-3 x 1-2 mm, ovate, valvate, spathulate, tomentose without, except scarious margin; corolla 5-lobed, lobes 5-6 x 3 mm, oblong, obtuse, glabrous; stamens 50-98, 3-5 mm long, adnate to the corolla tube; anthers basifixed, 2-lobed; disc 5, glandular; ovary inferior, 6 mm, 2-5-celled, ovules 2-3 in each cell, pendulous from the inner angle; style cylindric, base broad and hirsute; stigma capitate; Fruit a drupe, 13-20 x 6-8 mm, ovoid-cylindrical, stone with shallow length were grooves, depressed at one side towards base; seeds 1-3, oblong.

Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Evergreen forests
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi





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Symplocos kurgensis C.B.Clarke, medium sized tree from Coorg area of Karnataka,
Wild tree