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Pakistan | Family List | Celastraceae | Maytenus

Maytenus wallichiana (Spreng.) Raju & Babu in Bull.Bot. Surv.Ind. 10:349. 1969.

Vern.: Pataki.

  • Catha wallichii G.Don
  • Celastrus rigida Wall. ex Spreng.
  • Celastrus wallichiana Spreng.
  • Gymnosporia wallichiana (Spreng.) Lawson

    A medium sized shrub. Branches zig-zagged, armed; spines rigid, 1-6 cm long, bearing leaves and flowers. Leaves 1.5-3.5 x 1-3.5 cm, ovate, broadly acute or obtuse, serrate-crenate, coriaceous, glabrous. Flowers in compact, axillary, cymose clusters, shorter than the leaves. Capsule inflated, turbinate, c. 12 mm broad, trivalved, yellowish-brown. Seeds partially enclosed in red fleshy aril.

    Fl. Per.: October.

    Type: Described from India.

    Distribution: N.W. Pakistan, India and Bangla Desh.

    This species is not common in Pakistan.


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