Habit- Trees up to 25 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark light brown, lenticellate.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets terete, subglabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole 0.8-1.5 cm long, canaliculate above, subglabrous; lamina 8-25 x 3-11 cm, oblong sometimes elliptic-oblong, apex shortly acuminate with blunt tip, base rounded or acute, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous, glaucous beneath; midrib canaliculate above; secondary nerves 7-13 pairs, prominent, nearly parallel to margin; tertiary nerves distantly percurrent, slender; higher order nerves finely reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers in axillary or terminal lax panicle.
Fruit and Seed- Drupaceous, globose, smooth, 1.5 cm across; seeds 1.

Common subcanopy trees in low elevation evergreen forests, up to 900 m sometimes locally extends up to 1200 m.

India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar; Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry. from India Biodiversity Portal)             


 

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Photo taken by Prajakta Pathare from South India.

Evergreen trees found in Sri Lanka and South India, disjunct to Myanmar and Andaman Islands.






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