Botanical name: Wendlandia heynei Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Rondeletia heynei, Rondeletia exserta, Wendlandia exserta
Heyne's Wendlandia is a small evergreen tree, bark reddish brown, branches and branchlets grey tomentose. Leaves opposite, 6-20 x 2-10 cm, ovate-broadly lanceshaped or lanceshaped, leathery, entire, pointed, grey velvety beneath. Leaf stalk is 1.25-2.5 cm long. Stipules are semicircular or ovate. Flowers are borne in pyramidal, 15-25 cm long and broad cluster at the end of branches. Flower are white, fragrant, stalkless, bracteolate, 5 mm long, and broad. Sepal cup is 2.5 mm long, densely velvety, round. Sepals are 5, 5 mm long, blunt, more or less triangular. Flowers are bell-shaped, with a short tube, 1.5 mm long. Petals are 5, oblong, rounded or obtuse. Stamen filaments are as long as the anthers. Style is deeply divided into two. Capsule is 2.5 mm long, grey velvety. Heyne's Wendlandia grows in sub-Himalayan tracts, ascending upto 1200 m. It is also found in Central India and north of the Deccan. The wood is very durable and resistant against white ants. Flowering: March-April.
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