Panicled Crypteronia
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Panicled Crypteronia
E Native Photo: Aditya Gadkari
Common name: Panicled Crypteronia
Botanical name: Crypteronia paniculata    Family: Crypteroniaceae (Crypteronia family)
Synonyms: Henslowia paniculata

Panicled Crypteronia is a tree 12-30 m tall, 10-50 cm in diameter. Bark is brown to gray-brown; twigs hairless. Leaf-stalks are 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong or ovate-oblong, 7-17 x 3-7 cm, hairless or finely velvet-hairy, usually finely and distinctly netveined below, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, base rounded to wedge-shaped, tip tapering to cuspidate. Flowers are borne in drooping panicles in leaf-axils or at branch-ends, 15-25 cm, without definite flower-cluster-stalk. Flowers are many, up to 150, dense, very tiny, carried on flower-stalks 1-3 mm. Sepals are 5, triangular, about 1 mm, stamens 5, reduced and mostly permanently inflexed in female flowers, 3-5 mm, hairless. Capsules are 2-3 mm, laterally compressed. Panicled Crypteronia is native to NE India to China, Andaman Islands and SE Asia. Flowering: July-August.

Identification credit: Aditya Gadkari, Navendu Pagé Photographed at Mount Harriet National Park, South Andaman.

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