Pavetta zeylanica

Pavetta zeylanica (Hook.f.) Gamble, Fl. Madras 633 1921. (syn: Pavetta calophylla Bremek.; Pavetta hispidula var. zeylanica Hook.f.; Pavetta zeylanica var. glabra Bremek.);

S. India, Sri Lanka (as per WCSP)


Small shrubs, branchlets glabrous. Leaves 10-14 x 3-5 cm, elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, nerves 9 pairs, hispid below; petiole 2 cm long; stipule 7-8 mm long, ovate, acuminate. Cymes 6-10 cm broad, hispidulous. Flowers pedicelled; calyx 2 mm long, obconical, lobes ciliate; corolla tube 18 mm long, slender, glabrous outside, villous inside, lobes 9 x 4 mm, oblong, white; anthers 7 mm long; style 6.5 cm long.
Flowering and fruiting: August-March
Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)     




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