India: Dry deciduous or evergreen forests, up to 1200 m altitude, common. Odissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (as per BSI Flora of India)

Submission of Cleistanthus patula : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Plant name: Cleistanthus patulus (Roxb.) Müll.Arg., Prodr. 15(2): 505. 1866.
Ver.names: Lance leaved discosus feather foil (Eng.); Jeguru (Tel.)
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Deciduous tree, 2-3m tall; branches horizontal. Leaves alternate; lamina 10-12 × 2-3cm ovate-lanceolate, acute at both ends; entire, glabrous, thick. Flowers unisexual, 0.4-0.6 cm across, yellowish-green in axillary few flowered clusters. Sepals and petals 5 each, disk cup like in male and female flowers. Stamens 5; filaments connate up to half their length, topped with rudimentary ovary, extrorse. Carpels 3, ovary 3 -celled; ovules 2 in each cell; styles 3, bifid at apex.  Capsule brown, 1-1.5 cm in diam., 3 lobed, 3 gonous. Seeds globose, black.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in the hill side forest. Photographed at Rapur-Chitvel ghat.
Flowering period: March- June.
Toxicity: The Plant is poisonous.

Thanks, …, for a new addition to efi.

Nice photographs of Cleistanthus patulus.


Drypetes sp.?: 3 images.

Found in high altitude of the hills when we go towards the hill top.
Plenty of trees found in Sadasivakona hill of Eastern ghats in Chitti district of AP.

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