Kydia calycina Roxb.(Hort. Beng. 50. 1814 nom. nud.); Pl. Corom. 3:11. t. 215. 1819. Fl. Ind. ed. Carey 3:188. 1832; Mast., l.c. 348; Hu, l.c. 71; Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. Kash. 480. 1972.
Tree, up to 20 m tall. Leaves 3-12.5 cm long, 4-16.5 cm broad, commonly 7 nerved, truncate-subcordate at base, entire or 3-5 angled, not or slightly denticulate, acute-obtuse, dark green and less hairy above, greyish below, midrib or sometimes the adjacent nerves with a gland near the base beneath; petiole 2-7.5 cm long; stipules c. 1 cm long, 0.5 cm broad, somewhat ovate, stalked, fugacious. Flowers in panicle; pedicel 4-8 mm long, in fruit up to 1.5 cm long, ferruginous. Epicalyx segments 5-8 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, oblong, in fruit up to 12 mm long, 6 mm broad, obovate or spathulate, prominently nerved, brown. Sepals 5-8 mm long, lobes triangular, acute, 2-3 mm broad, persistent and enclosing the fruit. Corolla 1-1.5 cm across; petals c. 1 cm long, 4-6 mm broad, obovate-obcordate, clawed, densely hairy on both margins at the base, white or pink. Male flower: Stamens 15-30, staminal tube 3-5 mm long, sparsely pubescent, terminal branches 3-4 mm long. Female flower: Ovary globose, 2 mm across, wooly. Capsule 4-5 mm across. Seed usually 1 in each cell, glabrous, dark brown, reniform.
Holotype: Pl. Corom. 3: 11. t. 215.
Distribution: India, Pakistan, Burma and China.