Paracroton pendulus (Hassk.) Miq.
subsp. zeylanicus (Thwaites) N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab.

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Synonyms: Fahrenheitia zeylanica (Thwaites) Airy Shaw
Ostodes zeylanica (Thwaites) Müll.Arg.
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Description: Tree to 20 m. Leaves: petiole stout, 3-12 cm long, swollen at the base and apex; lamina oblong to obovate, 16-50 × 5-15 cm, glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath; margin with glandular serrations; apex acuminate. Male inflorescences 40-65 cm long; petals 5, 6-9 mm long; stamens many. Female inflorescences terminal, 18-50 cm long; ovary densely pale brownish-yellow and stellate. Capsule spherical, 2.5-3.5 cm in diameter.
Derivation of specific name: pendulus: hanging, pendulous, referring to the inflorescences; zeylanicus: from Sri Lanka
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Worldwide distribution: SW India and Sri Lanka.
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Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 54. As Fahrenheitia zeylanica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paracroton pendulus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Paracroton pendulus subsp. zeylanicus., retrieved 24 May 2024

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