Botanical name: Glochidion ellipticum Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Synonyms: Phyllanthus assamicus, Glochidion malabaricum, Glochidion assamicum
Assam Leaf-Flower is a small, hairless tree, with angular branchlets. Leaves are 8-14 cm long 2.5-4 cm, alternate, elliptic-lanceshaped or elliptic-oblong, tip long-pointed base acute, often unequal. Leaves have 6-8 pairs of nerves. Leaf stalk is 5 mm long. Flowers are unisexual, male and females in separate clusters in leaf axils. Male flowers are yellowish on slender stalk, up to 1 cm long. Petals are 6, fused below, 2-2.5 mm long, oblong. Stamens are 3. Female flowers are stalkless. Petals are 6, united. Fruit is a ribbed capsule, green, hairless and shiny, resembling small round cheeses. Assam Leaf-Flower is found in East Himalaya to China and SE Asia, and Western Ghats, at altitudes of 100-1700 m. Flowering: October-December.
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