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Euonymus fimbriatus Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind.ed. Carey. 2. 408. 1824. Lawson in Hook.f., l.c. 611; Rech.f., l.c. 3; R.R.Stewart, l.c.

Vern.: Lichholi, Siki.

  • Euonymus lacerus Buch.-Ham.

    A small deciduous tree, bark dark-grey; branchlets reddish-brown, compressed. Leaves 2.5-9.7 x 1-6 cm, broadly ovate, subacuminate, finely serrate, fimbriate, membranous, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-6; petiole 3-8 mm long; stipules linear. 4, deciduous. Cymes umbellate; peduncles 2.5-7.5 cm long, many flowered. Flowers tetramerous. Petals 2-2.5 mm long, oblong-obovate, cream-coloured, entire. Anthers almost sessile. Style absent. Capsules 7-14 mm broad, wings 4, c. 7 mm long, tapering. Seeds ovoid, enclosed in a red aril.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Syntypes: Sewalik Mountains, Govan; Srinagar, Kamroop, Wall.Cat. No. 4287.

    Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sikkim and China.

    Fairly common from 2400-3000 m, generally in shady places. The leaves and the branches are lopped for fodder. The seeds are often used as beads.


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