Glochidion johnstonei  Hook. f.

Glochidion johnstonei  Hook. f.  (EUPHORBIACEAE)

Description: Trees, up to 12 m tall; branchlets tomentose. Leaves alternate, oblong, elliptic-oblong or ovate-elliptic, subequal and rounded at base, broadly acute at apex, pubescent beneath, dark brown when dry. Flowers in axillary clusters; male flowers pedicelled, female sessile. Perianth 5-6 in male, 4-6-lobed or toothed in female. Anthers 3, connate by their connectives in a column. Ovary hairy; style depressed-subglobose. Capsules depressed-globose, pubescent, crowned by the persistent hairy style.                 

Flowering & Fruiting: November – May.

Distribution: India: In moist forests of Western Ghats and West Coast. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.  Endemic.