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Artabotrys nicobarianus D. Das in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 11: 194. 1969.


Scandent shrubs. Leaves elliptic, cuneate at base, caudate at apex, 10 - 13.5 x 4 - 5.5 cm, glabrous; petioles ca 5 mm long. Flowers many, on fasciculate branches of hooked peduncles; bracts minute, brown tomentose; pedicels slender, 7 - 12 mm long, pubescent. Sepals 3, ovate, acute, ca 4 mm long, tomentose outside. Petals 6 (3 + 3), dissimilar; outer ones clawed; limb linear-lanceolate with pointed apex, tomentose on both sides; inner ones united at clawed base, ca 1.5 cm long; limb free, subclavate or cylindric, grey tomentose. Stamens many, ca 1.5 mm long; connectives convex, beaked in front; anthers short. Carpels few, ovoid, ca 5 mm long, densely strigose; stigma sessile. Ripe carpels not seen.

Fl. March - April.

Distrib. India: Nicobar Islands.

Endemic.




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