Oncoba spinosa Forssk. Main specimen
Salicaceae
{ Description | Leaf }

The leaves of Oncoba spinosa grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaf is simple, bright green-coloured above and paler beneath. The leaf is chartaceous and glabrous on both sides.
The leaves have a 1 cm long petiole.
The leaf of Oncoba spinosa is 8-12 cm long and 4-6 cm wide. The shape of the blade is ovate, the apex is acute or acuminate, the base is rounded or cuneate and the margins are serrate.
The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.

Oncoba spinosa branchlet
Oncoba spinosa leaf (upper side)
Oncoba spinosa leaf (lower side)
Oncoba spinosa leaf (upper side)
Oncoba spinosa leaf (lower side)
Oncoba spinosa branchlet
Oncoba spinosa foliage
Date of collection
08/08/2015
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99417 N - 79.82183 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India