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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 16(1): 11. 1869. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: September-April.
Type: Type: “Habitat in Srinagar” Kamroop
Distribution: Distribution: A common gregarious shrub of moist and shady places in W. Himalayas from Afghanistan to Kumaon between 1-3000 m.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The leaves and shoots are boiled and applied on swollen joints or in pain.
Photo: Sarcococca saligna (D. Don) Müll. Arg. (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara Dist.: Balakot, Shamsul Islam 263 (KUH); Swat Dist.: Shangla hills, c. 5000 ft., Mohd. Qaiser & Abdul Ghafoor 4733 (KUH); Khamba, between Jahanabad and Jabba, M. Qaiser & Abdul Ghafoor 4778 (KUH); Muzaffarabad Dist.: Patika, c. 5000 ft,, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 4931 (KUH); Hazara Dist.: Jabari, Seran range, c. 4500 ft., 5.6.1899, J.F.Duthi, s.n. (RAW); Kaghan valley, 1926, U. Pelts, s.n. (RAW); Above Dadar, c. 4500 ft., Y. Nasir 6129 (RAW); Muzaffarabad Dist.: Dingrian, 8.9.69, ,Jan Mohd., s.n. (RAW); Chikar, c. 5000 ft., E.Nasir & R.R. Stewart 397 (RAW); Azad Kashmir, Haji Pir Pass, 9000 ft., Mohinder Nath 446 (RAW); B-7 Swat Dist.: Shangla, 7000 ft., E. Nasir 2527 (RAW); B-8 Teetwal, R.L. Badhwar 5753 (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Nathiagali, Shamsul Islam 555 (RAW); Murree hills, 6000 ft.,29.8.1966, Saida Qurerhi, s.n. (KUH); Murree Forest, 6-7000 ft.,14.11.1959, R.R.Stewart, s.n. (RAW); Ibid, Kashmir point, 14.11.1961, ,Jamil Ahmed s.n. (KUH); Ibid, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 1614 (RAW); Darya Gali, 6000 ft., R.R.Stewart 21; 44 a (RAW); C-7 Azad Kashmir, Trar Khel, 1956. A.H.Khan & S.A.Khan, s.n. (PFI-B); C-8 Kashmir, Bagh-Raikot, 4000 ft., R.R.Stewart & E. Nasir 23819 (RAW).


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Evergreen, up to 2 m tall, glabrous shrub with green bark and profuse wandy branches. Leaves narrow to broadly lanceolate or very narrowly ovate, occasionally subfalcate, 5.5-9.5 cm long, l-2.2 cm broad, distinctly 3-nerved, attenuate at the base, acuminate to caudate, acute; petiole 0.5-1.3 cm long. Racemes either male or female or mixed with male flowers towards the apex and female ones at the base; male racemes c. 6-8 mm long, females c. 1 cm long. Flowers almost sessile, greenish-white, unisexual; bracts ovate, c. 2 mm long. Sepals elliptic to broadly elliptic, 2-3 mm long, c. l.5-2 mm wide, obtuse. Stamens with 6-7 mm long filaments, anthers 2-3 mm long. Ovary tricarpellary; styles 3 from outer edges of the ovary, longer than the sepals, flattened. Drupe subglobose, c. 7-8 mm long, purple, smooth, tipped with style bases.
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