Uvaria villosa Roxb.
Deciduous tree upto 10 m tall. Young branches tomentose. Leaves 12-30.7 x 6.5-16 cm, broadly ovate-elliptic to obovate, acute to shortly acuminate with rounded to cordate base, pilose to subtomentose above, tomentose below. Young leaves covered on both sides with very dense appressed silky hairs. Petiole 2-8 mm, stout, tomentose. Peduncle 6-25 mm, tomentose, extra-axillary or terminal on short, lateral branches, three to six flowered. Pedicel 33-88 mm, tomentose (fruiting pedicel upto 94 mm long). Bract and bracteole minute, tomentose, caducous. Sepals and petals externally covered with very dense appressed golden hairs. Sepals 2-8 x 1.5-3.5 mm, free, ovate, acute. Petals glabrous within, outer 3-7 x 2-2.5 mm, lanceolate, acute, inner 7-18 x 6-10 mm, broadly ovate, subacute. Receptacle convex, glabrous. Stamens 1 mm long, orbicular, connective-tip membranous, scarcely exceeding the locules, locules equal, filament short and thick, perpendicular to the anther. Carpel 2-2.5 mm long, ovary densely woolly dorsally, 2-ovuled, stigma clavate. Monocarps many, 20 x 16 mm, ovoid, pilose, 1-2-seeded, stipe tomentose, 5-8 mm.
Fl. Per.: March-May.
Type: Hab. in India Orientali, Roxburgh.
Distribution: Stewart (l.c.) reports it from ‘the Siwalik zone from Billawar eastwards to Burma’. Sub-Himalayas up to 900 m, India, Nepal and Burma.