A small shrub with slender branches; leaves alternate, long petiolate, ovate oblong, 2-6 cm long, upper surface glabrous, lower thinly hairy; flowers 4-6 mm across, pale green on long pedicels; male in clusters of 2-6, female solitary; male flower with calyx 5-parted, petals 5, disc 10-toothed, stamens 5 surrounding rudimentary ovary; female flower with calyx as in male enlarging in fruit, petals minute reduced to glands, disc as flesh rim around base of ovary; styles 3, each deeply divided into 2; capsule globose 5-6 mm across, 6-valved, 6-seeded.
Photographed from Kud J & K on 22 August and Mussoorie Chakrata Road near Baratkhai on 16 September
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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