Miliusa montana Gardner ex Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 148 1855. ;



Submission of Miliusa montana : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Plant name: Miliusa montana Gardner ex Hook.f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 148. 1855

Family: Annonaceae


Shrubs 1-2m tall; bark grey-brown, branchlets hispid. Leaves alternate, distichous; lamina simple, oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 3-6 × 2-3 cm, margin entire, apex acute, coriaceous. Flowers 1.5-2 cm across, creamy yellow with maroon colored center, solitary, axillary; peduncle short, drooping on the underside of the leaves. Sepals 3, minute. Petals 3, creamy yellow colored with a maroon base on both sides. Torus cylindric; stamens many, filaments short, anther cells ovate. Carpels many, sessile, style short. Capsules globose; a ring of 1 seeded carpels.

Habitat & location: Endemic to Peninsular India. Rare. Found at high altitudes in hills

Thanks a lot, …, for new addition to efi.

This species was described from Sri Lanka and it extends to India – so far known from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.


Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI
 GBIF (with type specimen) BSI Flora of India  EOL  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora  Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (details with keys)

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