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Garcinia loniceroides T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 264. 1874. G. succifolia Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 41: 293.1872.

Evergreen shrubs or small trees; branchlets slender, decussate, horizontal, reddish-purple; bark dark grey, leaves confined to young shoots or apices of branchlets; 5 - 10 x 1.5 - 2 (- 2.5) cm, oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, narrowed at both ends, entire, membranous, glaucous beneath; lateral veins obscure, slender, irregularly branched and forked. Male flowers: terminal, rarely axillary, ca 4 - 5 mm in diam., tetramerous; pedicels slender. Sepals 4, ca 2 mm long, broadly ovate, concave, somewhat fleshy. Petals 4, similar to sepals in size and shape. Stamens in a central, subtetragonal mass; anthers bilocular, sessile, dehiscing by 2 vertical clefts. Rudimentary pistil absent. Female flowers: 4 - 5 mm in diam., similar to male flowers. Ovary almost globose; stigma tuberculate. Fruit not known.

Fl. Nov. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Nagaland (Kungba, Naga Hills) and Manipur (Nungba).


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