Botanical name: Calophyllum apetalum Family: Calophyllaceae (Beautyleaf family)
Synonyms: Calophyllum calaboides, Calophyllum decipiens
Konkan Beauty Leaf Tree is an evegreen tree up to 30 m tall. Outer bark is yellowish with strong boat shape fissures; blaze reddish. Young branchlets are four-edged, drying yellowish. Sap watery turning yellow, sticky. Leaves are simple, opposite, decussate; leaf-stalk 0.3-0.5 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, hairless; blade 4-8 x 2-4.5 cm, usually obovate to inverted-lanceshaped, tip rounded to retuse, base rounded or subflat, leathery, glossy above; secondary nerves numerous, close, parallel, terminating at the thick margin. Flowers white in leaf-axils panicles. Flowers are bisexual, white, about 1-2.5 cm across, flower-stalk slender, about 7-15 mm long. Sepals are 4 rarely 3, broadly ovate-round, white, petal-like. Petals are absent, rarely 2-5, but falling off early. Stamens are 45-85, free, filaments slender, fused at the base, about 5 mm long. Drupe yellowish brown, ovoid to ellipsoid, to 1.5 cm long, 1-seeded. Konkan Beauty Leaf Tree is is endemic to the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
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