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Anaxagorea luzonensis A. Gray, Bot. Wilkes. U.S. Explor. Exped. 27. 1854; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 68. 1872.


Shrubs, ca 1 m high; branches glabrous. Leaves oblong or elliptic, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, 12 - 19 x 4 - 8 cm, glabrous; petioles 1 - 1.5 cm long, glabrous. Flowers solitary, leaf-opposed, small; pedicels 2 - 3 mm long, slightly puberulous; bracts 1 - 2, amplexicaul basal. Sepals 3, ovate, connate at base, obtuse, 2 - 3 x 2 mm, glabrous. Petals 6 (3 + 3), subequal, valvate, ovate to elliptic, obtuse, 4 - 7 x 3 - 4 mm (inner smaller), white, thin, glabrous. Stamens many, ca 2 mm long, broadly elliptic; connectives blunt at top. Carpels about 4, flask-shaped, slightly pubescent ca 3 mm long; styles prominent; stigma blunt. Ripe carpels few together, follicular, 2 - 4 cm long (with stalk), cuneate-clavate, sharply apiculate, slightly compressed, narrowed into a long stalk. Seeds 1 - 2, obovoid, shiny black.

Fl. July - Aug.; Fr. Sept. - Nov.

Distrib. India: Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand to Malesia and South America.




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