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Single-Flowered Orophea   
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Single-Flowered Orophea
P Native Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Single-Flowered Orophea
Botanical name: Orophea uniflora    Family: Annonaceae (Sugar-apple family)

Single-Flowered Orophea is a shrub or small tree, up to 5 m tall. Leaves are 8-10 x 3 cm, ovate, tip tapering, base pointed, hairless, nerves faint; leaf-stalk to 4 mm long, woolly. Flowers are 8-10 mm across, solitary or in in leaf-axils clusters; flower-stalks 3-5 mm long, woolly; sepals 1.5 mm across, round, fringed with hairs; outer petals 5 mm across, round, fringed with hairs, inner petals 9 x 4 mm, rhomboid, hairless, nectaries oblong; stamens 9-12, hairless; ovaries 6, hairless. Fruitlets are 8 mm across, spherical, hairless; seed one. Single-Flowered Orophea is endemic to Southern Western Ghats. Flowering: February-August.

Identification credit: Single-Flowered Orophea Photographed in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

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