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Pseuduvaria prainii (King) Merr. in Philip. J. Sci. (Bot.) 10: 255. 1915.Mitrephora prainii King in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 61(2): 88. 1892.

Trees; young branches tawny pubescent, later glabrous. Leaves elliptic-oblong, cuneate at base, abruptly and shortly acuminate at apex, 12.5 - 22 x 5 - 8 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, except the pubescent midrib; petioles 5 - 7 mm long, pubescent. Flowers unisexual, solitary or 2 - 3 together from the axils of the leaves ot fallen leaves; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long, pubescent; bracts at the base or also at middle. Sepals 3 (4, according to King, l.c.), broadly ovate, acute, 1.5 - 3 x 3 mm, tomentose outside, glabrous inside. Petals 6 (3 + 3),(8, according to King, l.c.); outer petals ovate-orbicular, subacute,4 - 5 mm across, tomentose outside, glabrous inside; inner ones longer and narrower than outer, ca 6 x 3 mm; limb trapezoid, densely tomentose, glabrous inside at base; claw narrow, as long as the limb, tomentose on both surfaces. Stamens in the male flowers numerous, cuneate, ca 1 mm long; connectives truncate, concealing the apices of anthers. Ripe carpels few, subglobose, truncate at both ends, rugulose, minutely pubescent; stalk 7 - 10 mm long. Seeds ca 5.

Fl. March - April; Fr. Sept. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Andaman & Nicobar Islands.


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