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Published In: Prodromus Florae Nepalensis 141–142. 1825. (Prodr. Fl. Nepal.) 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)
Contributor Text: RUBINA AKHTER
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-May.
Type: Type: “Habitat in Srinagar”, Kamroop
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan & Pakistan Himalaya.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A common shrub with leaves white cottony below and small white flowers which appear in early spring before the leaves. Found in open sunny places N. W. Himalaya from 900-3500 m. The fruit is sweetish and edible.
Illustration: Viburnum cotinifolium D. Don (Illustration)
Map Location: A-7 Chitral: Chitral Gol, 8000', J. D. A. Stainton 2681 (RAW); B-7 Swat: Mountain west of Swat river, above Bahrein, 5000-5500', R. J. Rodin 5588 (RAW), Abbottabad, ± 4200', R. R. Stewart 16332 (RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Tilel Valley to Chorwan, ± 10,000', R. R. Stewart 18620 (RAW); C-6 Kurram Agency: Parachinar: above Makai Village, ± 8500', M. A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 4294 (RAW); C-7 Murree Hills, ± 7000', Mir Alam 2906 (RAW); Talore-Margalla rd., ± 3000, Islamabad, Y. Nasir & Rubino Akhter 9873 (RAW).


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A large shrub up to 3 m tall. Young branches and undersurface of leaves stellately tomentose. Leaves 5-12 x 3-6 cm, ovate or orbicular, entire, crenate or wavy, lateral nerves 5-6 pairs, obliquely bifurcating halfway between midrib and edge of leaf, prominent beneath; petiole 1-2.5 cm long. Flower: 6-8 mm long, in peduncled, corymbose cymes; branches of inflorescence woody. Bracts 5-6 mm long, linear, narrow. Corolla white, shortly campanulate; tube ± 5.5 mm long. Staminal filaments unequal, 3 attached above, 2 below near the base of corolla tube; anthers versatile. Stigma subsessile. Drupe 8-9 mm long, oblong, compressed, red-black. Seed dorsally 2-grooved, ventrally 3-grooved.
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