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Garcinia andamanica King in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 59: 170, t. 160. 1890; Parkinson, or. Fl. Andaman 89.1923.


Trees, 6 - 12 m tall, sometimes up to 20 m; branchlets 4 - 6-gonous, thick, pubescent, dried ones appear to be narrowly winged; latex cream -coloured or milky. Leaves 14 - 25 x 9 - 14 cm, ovate or oblong-ovate, often inequilateral, obtuse, rotundate or subcordate at base, irregularly repand, coriaceous, shiny; lateral veins 14 - 16 pairs, prominent; petioles, 1 - 1.5 cm long, stout, pubescent. Inflorescences dense from short branches. Flowers white or pale. Sepals 5, ovate, rotundate, imbricate, coriaceous, pubescent without. Petals 5, larger than sepals, rotundate, clawed, imbricate, glabrous. Male flowers: Stamens in 5, thick, fleshy bundles opposite to petals; anthers minute, subglo-bose, introrse. Disc of 5 broad, corrugated glands, much shorter than and alternating with staminal bundles. Female flowers: Ovary globose, 5-locular; stigma 5-lobed, persistent. Berries 2.5 - 4 x 2 - 3 cm, globose or oval, smooth, bright-yellow, shortly apiculate.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Leaves glabrous on both surfaces, with rotundate or subcordate base 3.1. andamanica
b. Leaves pubescent beneath, tapering at base 3.2. pubescens


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