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Itea nutans Royle, Illust. Bot. Himal. Mount. 226. 1835. Brandis, For. Fl. 213. 1874; C.B. Clarke in Hook. F, I.c., 408; Collett, I.c.; Duthie, I.c., 332; Kanjilal, For. Fl. 204. 1911 ; Bamber, Pl. Punj. I15. 1916; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3. 324. 1956.

Vern. "Lelar", "Garkath".

A small tree with dark-grey bark. Leaves alternate, 5-15 cm long, 2.5-6 cm broad, ovate or elliptic-oblong, slightly acuminate. sharply gland-toothed or crenate, upper surface glabrous, lower pubescent. Flowers greenish white, 2 mm long, in fascicles of 2-7, forming pubescent and 10-20 cm long drooping racemes. Sepals 1 mm long, as long as the calyx tube, linear, acute, densely pubescent, persistent. Petals c. 2.5 mm long, linear-oblong, erect, tips inflexed. Filaments 1.5 mm long, subulate; anthers 0.5 mm long, oblong, dorsifixed, exserted. Ovary oblong, bilocular; styles grooved, persistent. Capsule 4 mm long, biconical, septicidally 2-valved.

Fl. Per. April July.

Type: N. W. Himalayas, Dehra Dun, Royle (LIV).

Distribution: The outer Himalayas, ascending to 2000 m from the Indus eastward.


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