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Garcinia cadelliana King in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 59: 154. 1890; Parkinson, For. Fl. Andaman 90 1923. G. lanessanii Pierre var. cadelliana (King) Vesque in DC., Monogr. Phan. 8: 32. 1893.

Trees, ca 9 m tall; branchlets slender, terete, brownish-yellow. Leaves 8.5 - 14 x 4 - 7.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, cuneate at base, more or less acute at apex, thinly coriaceous, shiny, entire; lateral nerves 10 - 12 pairs, thin, somewhat obscure, interarching near margins; petioles 6 - 9 mm long; stout. Male flowers: In dense 3 - 8 -flowered, axillary fascicles, ca 6 mm across; buds globose; pedicels stout, ca 2.5 mm long, bracteolate. Sepals 4, small, almost orbicular, outer pair 1.5 x 1.5 mm, inner pair 2 x 1.5 mm, fleshy, with thin margin. Petals 4, ca 5 mm long, obovate-orbicular, fleshy, concave. Stamens indefinite, in 4 bundles, almost on both sides of 4 fleshy, stalked processes opposite to petals; anthers oblong, sessile, 2-loculed, dehiscence longitudinal. Rudimentary pistil slender, ca 3 mm long, fungiform; styles cylindric, as long as staminal bundles; stigmas ca 2.5 mm broad, convex above, entire, warty, papillose or strongly glandular, much pitted below. Female flowers and fruits unknown.

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


Notes. Not recollected after its type collection. It is best kept as a distinct species until fresh collections are made.

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