Four-Stamen Gomphandra
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Four-Stamen Gomphandra
E Native Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Four-Stamen Gomphandra
Botanical name: Gomphandra tetrandra    Family: Icacinaceae (Unicorn Plant family)
Synonyms: Gomphandra cambodiana, Gomphandra pauciflora

Four-Stamen Gomphandra is a shrub or small tree up to 2-5 m tall. Young branchlets are round, finely velvet-hairy. Leaves are simple, alternate, distichous; leaf-stalk 0.7-1.2 cm long, hairless, channeled; blade 8-15.5 x 1.5-6 cm, variable in shape oblong to elliptic-oblong, bluntly narrow tapering to caudate-tapering, base pointed to slightly rounded, margin entire, membranous to chartaceous, hairless; midrib channeled above; secondary nerves 5-6 pairs, looped; tertiary nerves obscure. Flowers are white, borne in short cymes in leaf-axils. Flower-cluster-stalk is 1 cm long. Flowers 3-10 together; calyx 1 mm long, cup-shaped; flower 6 mm long, lobes cuspidate; filaments 8 mm long, fused. Fruit is up to 13 x 6 mm, cylindric-oblong; seeds 1. Four-Stamen Gomphandra is found in S and SE Asia, and China.

Identification credit: Robi Jose Photographed in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala.

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