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Garcinia kingii Pierre ex Vesque in DC., Monogr. Phan. 8: 407. 1893; Brandis, Indian Trees 50. 1907; Mahesh. in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6: 124. 1965.

Trees; branchlets terete, young ones quadrato-compressed, grey ochraceous when dry. Leaves 12 - 15 x 4.5 - 7 cm, elliptic or ovate-oblong, obtuse or acute at base, obtusely acuminate at apex, repand, chartaceous, glabrous; lateral veins ca 15, slender, somewhat arcuate, joining in a slender submarginal vein, 1 - 1.5 mm apart. Male flowers: ca 2.5 cm in diam. Sepals 4, ca 7 mm long, subequal, orbiculate, concave, membranous. Petals 4, 13 - 15 x 10 - 11 mm, obovate, obtuse, indistinctly flabellately veined. Stamens indefinite, below cupuliform rudimentary pistil, more or less involuted at apex; anthers indefinite, oblong, apex recurved, bilocular. Rudimentary pistil columnar at base; stigmas smooth, more or less convex. Berries small.

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


Notes. No specimens seen.

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