Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 126 1925. ;

S-India (Anamalai Hills) as per Catalogue of Life

Evergreen trees, to 8 m high; bark greyish-brown, smooth; young shoots fulvous-tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 5-10 mm long, stout, tomentose; lamina 8.5-20 x 3.5-9 cm, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-obovate, base obtuse, acute or cuneate, apex obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous except nerves, shiny above, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, intercostae scalariform, prominent; nerves and nervules fulvous tomentose beneath; reticulation areolate. Flowers bisexual, in short axillary fulvous-tomentose cymose panicles upto 3 cm long; pedicels scarcely any; bracts and bracteoles oblong, conspicuous, apparently persistent; perianth 2-5 mm long, tube ultimately narrowed at the top; lobes 6, in 2 rows, subequal, tomentose; stamens 9 perfect, in 3 rows, those of the 2 outer series with eglandular, filaments and introrse anthers, those of the third series with 2 glandular filaments and extrorse anthers; those of the fourth series replaced by 3 stipitate staminodes; anthers 2-celled; connective often produced; ovary sessile, half inferior, enclosed in the tube; style short exserted. Fruit a drupe, enclosed in accrescent perianth-tube; pericarp more or less free from the perianth tube.

Flowering and fruiting: December-April
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble (mixed thread): No correct image.

Please find the attached paper for Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble.
i will be following the posts related to Litsea and Cryptocarya
will post some photographs tomorrow.
Attachments (1)- cryptocarya bachan.pdf  – 513 kb.

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