Holarrhena pubescens

Holarrhena pubescens (Buch - Ham) Wallich ex G. Don.
(APOCYNACEAE)
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Common name
Kannada: Kala.

Description: Trees up to 5 m high. Leaves elliptic, acuminate, narrowed at base, crenate, up to 9.5 x 4.5 cm. Flowers white, with offensive smell. Sepals 4, ciliate along margin; Petals glabrous. Stamens 4, alternating with glandular staminodes. Ovary globose pubescent. Capsule 2-4 valved.

Flowering & Fruiting: March – April.
Distribution: India: Common in semi-evergreen forests.

Uses: Used as an ornamental.