Botanical name: Mallotus nudiflorus Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Trewia nudiflora, Mallotus cardiophyllus, Rottlera indica
False White Teak is a large deciduous tree, growing to 10-20 m tall, with a smooth grey bark. Oppositely arranged ovate leaves, 7-17 cm long, are heart- shaped at the base and have tapering tips. Leaf-stalks are 3-7 cm long. Flowers small, greenish. Male flowers are borne in 7-19 cm long racemes, carried on slender stalks. Female flowers are borne singly on long stalks. Fruit is round, with 2-4 compartments, 2-4 cm in diameter, smooth or hairy, exocarp thick and fleshy. Flowering: December-March.
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