Botanical name: Kydia calycina Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Kydia is a tree, growing up to 20 m tall. Leaves 3-12.5 cm long, 4-16.5 cm broad, commonly 7 nerved, truncate-subcordate at base, entire or 3-5 angled, not or slightly denticulate, acute-obtuse, dark green and less hairy above, greyish below. Leaf stalk 2-7.5 cm long. Flowers occur in panicles; pedicel 4-8 mm long, in fruit up to 1.5 cm long. Epicalyx segments 5-8 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, oblong, in fruit up to 12 mm long, 6 mm broad, obovate or spathulate, prominently nerved, brown. Sepals 5-8 mm long, lobes triangular, acute, 2-3 mm broad, persistent and enclosing the fruit. Corolla 1-1.5 cm across; petals 1 cm long, 4-6 mm broad, obovate-obcordate, clawed, densely hairy on both margins at the base, white or pink. Male flower: Stamens 15-30, staminal tube 3-5 mm long, sparsely pubescent, terminal branches 3-4 mm long. Female flower: Ovary globose, 2 mm across, wooly. Capsule 4-5 mm across.
Identification credit: Tony Rodd & N.S. Dungriyal
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