Dimorphocalyx glabellus Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 278 1861. (Syn: Croton ramiflorus J.Graham [Invalid]; Dimorphocalyx glabellus var. glabellus; Dimorphocalyx ramiflorus (J.Graham) M.R.Almeida [Invalid]; Oxydectes ramiflora (J.Graham) Kuntze [Invalid]);
S. India, Sri Lanka (as per WCSP);
Submission of Dimorphocalyx glabellus : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Plant name: Dimorphocalyx glabellus Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 278. 1861.
Ver.name: Pachhava (Tel.)
Evergreen trees, 3-7m tall. Bark reddish brown, deeply furrowed, spongy. Leaves alternate; lamina 3-15 × 2-6cm, elliptic oblong, base rotund, entire, apex subacute, coriaceous, glabrous. Plants dioecious, 0.5-1 cm across, white; pistillate flowers solitary, male in few flowered axillary cymes. Calyx 5 lobed, cup shaped in male flowers; oblong, obtuse, accrescent in pistillate flowers. Corolla white, companulate, imbricate. Stamens 10-20 in 2 rows, on a short column, filaments thick; anther cells adnate to the thick connective, parallel, included. Capsule 3 valved, hispid; fruiting calyx 0.7-1.5cm long, with a glandular pit near the tip. Seeds ovoid.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in hilly areas. Photographed at Rapur ghat.
Flowering period: September-March.
Medicinal Uses: The leaves are used in the treatment of dyspepsia and rheumatism in Ayurveda.
Thanks, …, for a new addition to efi.
Dimorphocalyx glabellus var. glabellus.
Yes, the plant is correctly identified and described. A useful addition.
Dimorphocalyx glabellus : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 945 kb.
Found in Auroville Botanical Garden.