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Published In: Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde 51: 139. 1907. (Ill. Handb. Laubholzk.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: January-May.
Type: Type: N.W. Himalayas, Falconer 929 p.p.
Distribution: Distribution: Endemic to Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Common in foothills in Punjab, N.W.F.P. and Baluchistan usually between 650-3000 m.

The wood is similar to that of the next species but is used as a fuel only due to crooked nature of the stem.

Photo: Buxus papillosa C.K. Schneid. (Photo)
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar Dist.: Islamia College, Peshawar, cultivated, Hassanuddin 160 (RAW); C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Sakesar, rocky places, Iftikhar Ahmed 267 (RAW); Rawalpindi Dist.: Golra, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqui 13 (RAW); Nurpur, R. Pindi, c.2000 ft., R.R.Stewart 16292 (RAW); Ibid,Dwarka Nath 280 (RAW); Chatter,Murree Road, 2000ft., R.R. & I.D.Stewart 1662 (RAW); Saidpur, Rawalpindi, Mohinder Nath 72 (RAW) ; Ibid, Santosh Singh 10 (RAW); Ibid, 1800 ft., March, 1930, R.R.Stewart, s.n. (RAW); D-5 Zhob Dist. ; Manikhawa, 7.6.56, c. 5700 ft., R.F.O., s.n. (RAW); Loralai Dist.: Tangi, 14 miles from Gumbez towards Bashkan, S.M.A. Kazmi 1845 (KUH); D-8 Lahore Dist.: Changa Manga Forest, S.M.A. Kazmi 3420 (PES).


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Shrub or small tree, 3-5 m tall. Stem crooked, branches erect to spreading, hoary pubescent when young. Leaves narrowly lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 1.2-5.5 cm long, 0.5-1.2 cm broad, attenuate at the base into a minute petiole, acute to subobtuse, whitish-papillate and minutely hairy or glabrescent beneath, veins and veinlets indistinct. Racemes 8-12 mm long, with a terminal female flower surrounded by very closely arranged male flowers. Sepals somewhat oblong, 2-3 mm long, bilobed at apex. Stamens c. 5 mm long, exserted, anthers c. 2 mm long. Ovary slightly triangular, c. 2 mm long; styles as long as ovary; pistillode c. 1.5 mm long in male flowers. Capsule trilocular, ovoid-oblong, walnut brown, c. 8 mm long, c. 5 mm in diameter, horns c. 2 mm long, upright. Seeds oblong, c. 4 mm long, c. 3 mm wide.
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