Gymnosporia emarginata (Willd.) Thwaites Main specimen
Celastraceae
{ Description | Flower }

The flowers of Gymnosporia emarginata are grouped in short axillary or terminal cymes. The peduncle is reduced.
The flowers are 5-merous.
The calyx is composed of a 5 mm long tube and 5 mm long lobes. The calyx is light green yellowish-coloured and glabrous.
The corolla is composed of 5 white-coloured and glabrous petals. The petals are ovate and 3-4 mm long and 2-3 mm wide.
The androecium is composed of 5 stamens with 2-3 mm long filaments and small and ovoid anthers.
The style is short with 3 stigmas.
The ovary is 3-celled with 2 ovules per cell.
The flowers are fragrant.

Gymnosporia emarginata blooming branchlet
Gymnosporia emarginata inflorescences
Gymnosporia emarginata inflorescence
Gymnosporia emarginata flowers
Gymnosporia emarginata flower (flower bud on the left)
Gymnosporia emarginata flower (lower and upper side)
Gymnosporia emarginata inflorescences in buds
Gymnosporia emarginata inflorescence
Gymnosporia emarginata flowers
Gymnosporia emarginata flowers
Date of collection
16/09/2015
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99454 N - 79.82243 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India