Itea macrophylla Wall.

  • Family : ITEACEAE
  • Family (as per The APG System III) :
  • Synonym(s) : Itea luzonensis Elmer; Itea puberula Craib; Kurrimia macrophylla (Wall.) Wall. ex Meisn
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Itea macrophylla Wall.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dense or sparse forests, roadsides on mountain slopes; 500-1500 m.
  • Comments / notes : The fibers of the stems and bark are used for making ropes.
  • Key identification features : Trees 8-10 m tall. Branchlets striate, glabrous. Petals reflexed at anthesis, white, narrowly lanceolate, 3-4 mm, apex subacute. Ovary semi-inferior, glabrous. Stigma capitate. Capsule spreading or pendulous, striate, narrowly conical, 7-8 mm, glabrous
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • West Bengal : Darjeeling district
  • Native : India, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. macrophylla. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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