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Alphonsea ventricosa (Roxb.) Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 152. 1855 & in Fl. Brit. lndia 1: 89. 1872. Uvaria ventricosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 658. 1832.

Trees; branches brown tomentose when young. Leaves oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded or subacute at base, long-acuminate at apex, 20 - 26 x 5 - 8.5 cm, pubescent on midrib when young, glabrous with age; petioles 4 - 6 m long, puberulous. Flowers in few flowered racemes, greenish white, odorous; pedicels ca 2 cm long, brown tomentose; bracts ovate, tomentose, basal and median on pedicels. Sepals 3, very small, broadly ovate, connate below, tomentose outside, densely ciliate at margins. Petals 6 (3 + 3), oblong-ovate, acute, brown tomentose outside; outer petals ca 10 x 7 mm; inner ones smaller. Stamens many, oblong, ca 1.5 mm long; connectives slightly apiculate at top. Carpels ca 10, oblong, ca 3 mm long, villous; stigma subsessile, capitate. Ripe carpels 4 - 5, ovoid or subglobose, 2.5 - 3.5 cm long, minutely pubescent, yellowish when ripe; stalk ca 2.5 cm long, stout. Seeds many in 2 rows; testa horny, brown.

Fl. March; Fr. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalya.


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