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Friesodielsia khoshooi Vasud. & T. Chakrab. in J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 435. 1985.

Scandent shrubs; young branches densely tawny hirsute, becoming glabrescent. Leaves oblong-elliptic, subcordate at base, acute to acuminate at apex, 13 - 23 x 5 - 10 cm, glabrous above, thinly tawny tomentose beneath; petioles 4 - 8 mm long. Flowers extra-axillary, solitary, yellow or creamy yellow; pedicels 3 - 4 cm long, golden brown, hirsute outside. Outer petals 3, linear-lanceolate, triquetrous, 3.5 - 4.5 cm long, ca 8 mm broad, with prominent midrib, golden brown or tawnysericeous outside, glabrous inside; inner 3 ovate-lanceolate to triangular-lanceolate, long-acuminate at apex, sparsely puberulous to glabrous outside, glabrous inside. Stamens numerous, oblong, ca 2 mm long; connectives flat-topped, oblique. Carpels numerous, oblong, 1.5 - 2.5 mm long, densely golden brown or tawny hirsute; style geniculate or straight; stigma flat. Ripe carpels oblong-ellipsoid, apiculate at apex, 1.3 - 1.4 cm long, 8 - 9 mm in diam., appressed tawny hirsute; stalks 4 - 5 mm long.

Fl. April- May; Fr. Aug.

Distrib. India: Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Great Nicobar Island).


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