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Euonymus pendulus Wall. in Roxb., Fl.Ind.ed. Carey. 2: 406. 1832. Lawson in Hook.f., l.c. 612; Collett, l.c.87; Brandis, l.c.159; Parker, l.c.78; R.R.Stewart, l.c.461.

Vern.: Tulli

A small evergreen tree or a large shrub with a short trunk, numerous spreading branches and pendulus branchlets; bark grey, corky, Leaves lanceolate, broadly lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, equally tapering, at both ends, sharply serrate, coriaceous, glossy above, glabrous below; lateral nerves indistinct, midrib pale, prominent; petiole 5-10 mm long, channelled; stipules minute. Cymes axillary or supra-axillary; peduncles 8-12 mm long, much compressed. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx lobes obtuse, fimbriate. Petals c. 4 mm long, oblong, whitish, fimbriate. Style short, filiform. Capsule 1.5 cm broad, 3-4-lobed, sharply angled, winged; seeds with reddish-orange aril.

Fl. Per.: April-May.

Type: Described from the Himalayas.

Distribution: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangla Desh; ascending to 2 or 3000m.


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