Gomphandra coriacea Wight, Ill. Ind. Bot. 1: 103 1840. (syn: Platea coriacea (Wight) Thwaites; Stemonurus coriaceus (Wight) Miers; Stemonurus gardneri Miers; Stemonurus walkeri Miers);
Sri Lanka, S-India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per Catalogue of Life;
Habit- Trees up to 10 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole 0.6-1.4 cm long, canaliculate above, glabrous; lamina 5-11 x 2-4 cm variable in shape, elliptic to obovate, apex bluntly acuminate to obtuse, base acute to cuneate, margin entire or sometimes slightly revolute, coriaceous, glabrous, dull green when dry; midrib canaliculate above; secondary nerves ca. 4; tertiary nerves obscure.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers polygamodioecious, in short axillary or leaf opposed cymes, white.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, cylindrical ellipsoid, to 1-1.5 cm; seeds 1.
Common canopy trees in high elevation evergreen forests (1400-2200 m) and occasional understorey trees in medium elevation evergreen forests (900-1400 m).
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka; in the 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)