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1. Wendlandia exserta (Roxb.) DC., Prodr. 4: 411. 1830. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 37. 1880; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. 2: 584. 1902; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 2: 283. 1924.

Vern.: Ukan Pansara.


  • Rondeletia cineria Wall.
  • Rondeletia exserta Roxb.
  • Wendlandia cineria (Roxb.) DC.

    Small evergreen tree, bark reddish brown, branches and branchlets grey tomentose. Leaves opposite, 6-20 x 2-10 cm, ovate-broadly lanceolate or lanceolate coriaceous, entire, acute, grey tomentose beneath, petiole 1.25-2.5 cm long. Stipules semicircular or ovate. Inflorescence terminal, pyramidal, 15-25 cm long and broad. Flower white, fragrant. sessile, bracteolate, c. 5 mm long, and broad. Calyx 2.5 mm long, densely tomentose; tube globose; lobes 5, c. 5 mm long, obtuse more or less triangular. Corolla subcampanulate white; tube short, c. 1.5 mm long, lobes 5, oblong, rounded or obtuse. Filaments as long as the anthers. Style deeply bifid. Capsule 2.5 mm long, grey tomentose.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Described from interior parts of Bengal, particularly over the ruins of ancient city of Gour, Henry Creighton, Roxburgh, lc. ined. t. 1363 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab), Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, India (Central, N. Deccan).

    Grows in sub-Himalayan tracts, ascending upto 1200 m.The wood is very durable and resistant against white ants.


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