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Euonymus hamiltonianus Wall. in Roxb., Fl.Ind.ed. Carey. 2:403. 1832. Lawson in Hook.f., l.c.612; Collett, l.c.87; Brandis, l.c.159; Parker, l.c.79; Rech.f., l.c.2; R.R.Stewart, l.c.460.

Vern.: Dedul, Dharua, Siki, Singi and Naga.

  • Euonymus europaeus var. hamiltonianus (Wall.) Maxim.

    A small tree up to 10 m tall, bark thick, corky, pale-grey. Leaves variable, 1.8-11.5 x 0.8-2.5 cm, oblong or ovate-lanceolate, finely serrate, membranous, glabrous, dull green, not shining; petiole 0.5-1 cm long. Cymes dichotomous, axillary or below the leaves; peduncles c. 7 flowered. Flowers c. 7 mm in diameter, greenish-white. Sepals 4. Petals 4, 5-7 mm long, lanceolate to oblong, obtuse, margins revolute. Stamens as long or shorter than the petals. Capsule turbinate, 0.7-1 cm broad, deeply 3-4-lobed, yellow. Seeds 1-2 in each cell, enclosed in a scarlet aril.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich.

    Distribution: Afghanistan, temperate Himalayas in Pakistan and India, China and Japan from 2-3000 m.

    Grows in the outer Himalayan ranges in mixed forests.


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