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Pakistan | Family List | Celastraceae | Maytenus

Maytenus royleanus (Wall. ex Lawson) Cufodontis in Senck.Biol. 43:313. 1962.

Vern.: Pataki.

  • Celastrus royleanus Wall. Cat.
  • Celastrus spinosus Royle Ill.
  • Gymnosporia royleana Wall. ex Lawson

    A spiny shrub; bark thin, grey, corky; spines 1.2-2.5 cm long, axillary, straight, slender. Leaves 1.2-5 x 0.7-3 cm, obovate to ovate, serrate, crenate or subentire, coriaceous, slightly pubescent when young; lateral nerves faint; apex acute, obtuse or emarginate; petiole 3-5 mm long. Cymes axillary, shorter than the leaves. Pedicels 3-5 mm long, slender. Calyx lobes ciliate. Petals c. 2 mm long, whitish, ovate-oblong. Ovary sunk in the fleshy disc. Capsules 5-7 mm broad, turbinate, 3-gonous; seeds partially covered with white aril.

    Fl. Per. Throughout the year but more generally during the cold season.

    Type: Wallich Cat. No.4317.

    Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India.

    A fairly common plant in the foot-hill zone.


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