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1. Leptodermis lanceolata Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. Carey & Wall. 2: 191. 1824. DC., l.c.; Brandis, For. Fl. 279. 1874; Hook. f., l.c.; Bamber, P1. Punj. 49. 1916; Collett, Fl. Siml. ed. 2: 232. 1921; Parker, l.c. 285; Hara & Gould in Hara & Williams, Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 2: 204. 1979.


  • Hamiltonia fruticosa D. Don
  • Hamiltonia suaveolens auct. non Roxb.; D. Don

    Erect shrub, stem and branches glabrous or scabrid hispid. Leaves ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, membranous or ± rigid, puberulous or scabrous above, somewhat pubescent beneath, 1.5-10 x 0.7-4 cm; petiole 3-6 mm long; stipules appressed, acuminate and hairy. Inflorescence of subcapitate terminal or lateral cymes. Flowers white, 4-6-merous, 1.2-1.8 cm long. Bracts tubular; bracteoles ciliate, c. 4 mm long, glabrous or minutely hairy. Calyx lobes triangular and acute, ciliate. Corolla 7-9 mm long; lobes c. 7.5 mm across. Capsule 7-8 mm long, cylindrical, black. Seeds fusiform, enclosed in loose fibrous hairs.

    Fl. Per.: May-June (Wallich. l.c.).

    Type: Napaulis, 1921, Wall. Cat. 6241a (K-W).

    Distribution: Temperate Himalaya, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan and India (Assam).

    A rare species in our area, becoming common in east Himalayas.


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