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Kydia calycina R.

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Watercolour on paper. Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX673. In his 'Flora indica' Roxburgh describes this plant as a new genus for '.its essential character being, I think, very distinct from any of those hitherto described.I have never met with it but amongst the Circar mountains.'. Roxburgh also tells that this plant is found on the banks of water-course and rivulets, where it grows to be a tree of a middling size and flowers during the cold season. He finally notes: 'I have found many of the flowers male. As yet I am unacquainted with the uses of this tree.' Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.3, p.188.

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Circar Mountains, Andra Pradesh, India

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