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Published In: Symbolae Botanicae, . . . 3: 13, pl. 53. 1794. (Symb. Bot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Habitat in India orientali, Koenig
Distribution: Distribution: Sub-Himalayan tracts of Pakistan, India and Bangla Desh.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Callicarpa nudiflora Hook. & Arn. (Callicarpa reevesii Wall. ex Schau.) (with peduncles lax, 3.5-6 cm long) and Callicarpa longifolia Lam. (with leaves sparsely pubescent on both surfaces and shorter cymes), very similar to this species, have been reported to be cultivated at Peshawer and Lahore by Parker (l.c. 393) and R.R. Stewart (l.c. 605) respectively.
Photo: Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Muzaffarabad Dist.: 4 miles from Muzaffarabad, Neelum valley Rd., flowers pink, 24.8.72, M. Qaiser & A.Ghafoor 4896 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Trett, 17 miles on Murree Road, 3.11.55, Coll.ign. no.884 (KUH); Panjar, 31.10.59, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); near Garhi, Jhelum valley, R.R. & I.D.Stewart 3725 (RAW); Naval nadi, 7.7.52, R.R. Stewart 24142 (RAW).

 

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Erect, evergreen shrub, 1-2(-3) m tall, densely and stellately woolly-tomentose on young branches, lower surface of leaves, petioles and peduncles. Leaves opposite, 10-25 (-30) cm long, (2.5-) 5-7.5 cm broad, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, crenate, dark-green and glabrescent above, pale or dull and densely woolly below; petiole (6-)10-15(-20) mm long. Cymes axillary, dense, dichotomously branched, up to 5 cm long, including 1 2.5 cm long peduncles. Flowers c. 4 mm across, pink or reddish. Calyx c. 1.7 mm long, campanulate, minutely 4-toothed, densely pubescent. Corolla c. 2.5 mm long, with tube c. as long as the calyx; limb somewhat 2-lipped, with 4, short lobes. Stamens 4, exserted; anthers c. 0.8 mm long, ovate-oblong. Fruit globose, 2-3 mm in diameter, whitish, with a hard endocarp, usually breaking into four, 1-seeded pyrenes.
 
 
 
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