Andaman Spindle Bush   
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Andaman Spindle Bush
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Andaman Spindle Bush
Botanical name: Glyptopetalum calocarpum    Family: Celastraceae (Spike-thorn family)
Synonyms: Euonymus calocarpus

Andaman Spindle Bush is a shrub with hairless, round branches. Leaves are 10-15 cm long, 7-7.5 cm wide, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, pointed or somewhat long-pointed, leathery, green above, pale beneath. Yellowish flowers are borne in clusters of 1-3. They generally have parts in fives. Capsule is the size of a cherry, round, obscurely 4-lobed. There is one seed in each compartment.

Identification credit: K. Karthigeyan
Photographed at Chidiyatapu, Andaman & Nicobar.
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