Botanical name: Gordonia obtusa Family: Theaceae (Tea family)
Synonyms: Gordonia obtusifolia
Konkan Gordonia is a trees up to 10 m tall. Bark is greyish, smooth; blaze brownish. Branchlets is round, smooth. Leaves are simple, alternate, spiral, carried on 0.2-1 cm long stalks. Leaves are 5-10.5 x 1.5-7 cm, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, tip blunt or pointed to shortly long-pointed. Base is narrow, margin toothed. Leaves are leathery, dark green and shining above, pale beneath. Flowers are large, solitary, white, at the end of branches or in leaf axils, carried on 0.2-0.5 cm long stalks. Capsule is oblong, woody, up to 3 cm long, 5-valved. Seeds are many, with white wings at one end. Konkan Gordonia is endemic to the Western Ghats, Konkan region.
Identification credit: Mahadeswara Swamy
The flower labeled Konkan Gordonia is ...