Octotropis travancorica Bedd., Fl. Sylv. S. India: cxxxiv-13 (1874);
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India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per POWO;
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Large shrubs to small trees; branchlets spiral, slender, deciduous. Leaves to 12 x 4 cm, lanceolate, acuminate; petiole 5 mm long; stipule ovate, acute, entire, glabrous. Flowers 10 mm long, on axillary peduncled umbels; peduncle 1.5 cm long; calyx tube obconical, teeth 4, triangular, acute; corolla tube 5 mm long, funnel form, puberulus, lobes oblong, deflexed, glabrous; stamens 4, anthers sessile, 5 mm long, linear; ovary 1-celled; ovule one or two, pendulous; style stout, stigmas 2. Berry 15 x 5 mm, ellipsoid, deep red; seed 1.
Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Octotropis travancorica images: 2 high res. images.


 

 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal Biotik

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