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Fuzzy Mock Orange   
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Fuzzy Mock Orange
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Fuzzy Mock Orange
Botanical name: Philadelphus tomentosus    Family: Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)
Synonyms: Philadelphus coronarius var. tomentosus

Fuzzy Mock Orange is a deciduous shrub found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to SE Tibet. Bark is light grey, and the leaves are ovate-lanceshaped, long pointed, 4-10 cm long. Leaves are oppositely arranged, have irregularly toothed margins and 5 prominent veins. Flowers are white, usually with 4 petals, 2-2.5 cm across. Petals are ovate, and there are 4 triangular-ovate sepals. Flowers are very fragrant, and are borne in clusters at the end of branches. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Navendu Pagé
Photographed in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
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