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Garcinia calycina Kurz in J. Bot. 13: 324. 1875; Mahesh. in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6: 134. 1965.

Shrubs, up to 4.6 m tall; branchlets slender, tetragonous, pale green when dry. Leaves 9 - 13 x 3 - 6 cm, elliptic, cuneate at base, abruptly short caudate-acuminate or subacute, shiny above, pale beneath; lateral veins 8 - 10 pairs, forming bold intramarginal arches, intermediate nerves numerous, slightly prominent beneath; petioles 8 - 12 mm long. Male flowers: Axillary, solitary or 2 - 3 in fascicles, ca 4 mm in diam.; pedicels 4 mm long. Sepals 4, ca 2 mm in diam. orbicular, concave, equal. Petals 4, ca 2 mm in diam., orbicular, concave, veined. Stamens less than 20 in a single, convex group; filaments short, uniseriate; anthers elongate, plurilocular, bent like a horse-shoe over apex of connective and dehiscing along convexity, locules confluent. Rudimentary pistil absent. Female flowers: Axillary, solitary, subsessile, larger than male flowers. Sepals ovate, outer pair larger than inner. Staminodes ca 12, distinct, short, squarish. Ovary hidden by hemispheric, lacunose stigma, usually 4-locular. Berries (immature) ca 10 x 5 mm, ovoid-oblong, smooth, 4-seeded, with sepals persistent at its base and crowned by sessile stigma.

Fl. & Fr. Jan. - March.

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


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