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Olea glandulifera Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Syst. 4: 49. 1837. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 612; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3: 321. 1956.

Vern.: “Barkao”.

Tree 5-20 m high, glabrous or nearly so; branches lenticellate, bark rough. Leaves 10 cm long, 5 cm broad, oblong-lanceolate, long-acuminate, glabrous, dark green and shining above, paler beneath, coriaceous, with domatia at the axils of nerves (sometimes not found on young leaves), base cuneate, margin slightly undulate; petiole 1-2 cm long. Flowers cream-coloured, in terminal or lateral compound trichotomous cymes. Calyx 4-toothed, c. 1 mm long, persistent. Corolla deeply divided, lobes valvate, elliptic, 1-2 mm long. Anthers large. Ovary glabrate. Drupe 1-1.5 cm long, 5-7 mm wide, ovoid, somewhat oblique, apex acute.

Fl. Per.: April-May, occasionally during the rains. Fruit: cold season.

Type: Nepal, Wallich 2811 (K).

Distribution: N.W. Himalaya, Indus eastwards to Nepal, mountains of South India; Hazara, Pakistan, Kashmir.

In moist ravines, 600-1800 m, not very common.

This species is very close to Olea paniculala R. Br., a native of Australia and Malesia.


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