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2. Sageretia thea (Osbeck) M.C. Johnston in J. Arnold Arb. 49. 378. 1968. Zeilinski in Rech. f., Fl. Ir. 125: 11. 1977.


  • Rhamnus thea Osbeck
  • Rhamnus theezans Linn.
  • Sageretia theezans (L.) Brongn.
  • Sageretia theezans var. glabrescens Kitam.

    An evergreen shrub with stiff, slender branches, sometimes terminating in thorns. Leaves ovate, elliptic or sub-orbicular, coriaceous or sub-coriaceous, minutely serrate, glabrous, or densely white tomentose beneath, 1-4 x .5-2 cm, 3-4 pairs of lateral nerves, petiole 2-4 mm long, stipules minute, dark brown. Inflorescence of interrupted spikes and panicles. Flowers c. 3 mm across, sessile or shortly stalked. Calyx saucer shaped, 1.5 mm long, lobes bigger than hypanthinum, c. 1 mm long, ovate. Petals obovate, c. 1 mm long, emarginate. Fruit 4-5 mm long, black or dark brown, ovoid to globose, 3-lobed, edible. Seeds mostly 3.

    Distribution: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, China, Arabia, N.E. Africa.

    1 Leaves glabrous beneath, sub-coriaceous, crenate to entire   2 Sageretia thea var. thea
    + Leaves densely white tomentose beneath, coriaceous minutely serrate   2 Sageretia thea var. brandrethiana

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