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

 

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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

Description:

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.


References:

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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