Nothopegia beddomei Gamble

Nothopegia beddomei Gamble (ANACARDIACEAE)

Description:  Trees, up to 15 m tall.  Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, 9.5-14 x 2.5-5.5 cm, caudate-acuminate, puberulous beneath, thinly coriaceous; main nerves about 20 pairs; petioles 0.8-1.0 cm long.  Flowers in 2.5 – 5 cm long  pubescent paniculate recemes, white.  Male flowers ca 2 mm in diam.  Calyx 4-lobed, villous.  Petals 4.  Stamens 4; filaments subulate, villous.  Disc 4-lobed, glabrous.  Carpels absent.  Fruit a drupe, oval, 1-1.3 cm in diam., compressed, depressed at tip, turning purple.  Seed solitary.

Flowering & Fruiting:  March – July.

Distribution: India: Western Ghats, up to 1650 m.  Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Sri Lanka.