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

The leaves of Gymnosporia emarginata grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaf is simple, bright green-coloured above and paler beneath. The leaf is coriaceous and glabrous on both sides.
The leaves have a 5 mm long petiole.
The leaf of Gymnosporia emarginata is 3-5 cm long and 2.5-3.5 cm wide. The shape of the blade is ovate, obovate or spathulate, the apex is obtuse or acute and often emarginate, the base is rounded or cuneate and the margins are entire (somtimes obscurely crenate).
The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.

Gymnosporia emarginata branchlet
Gymnosporia emarginata leaves (upper sides)
Gymnosporia emarginata leaves (lower sides)
Gymnosporia emarginata heart-shaped leaf
Gymnosporia emarginata branch
Gymnosporia emarginata branchlet
Gymnosporia emarginata leaf (upper side)
Gymnosporia emarginata leaf (lower side)
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