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Saurauia macrotricha Kurz ex Dyer in Fl. Brit. India 1: 287. 1872.

Kh.: Dieng-soh-jalb, Dieng-soh-lympied

Shrubs or small trees; young stems and branches hirsute with brown and black, stiff, setose hairs, ultimately glabrescent. Leaves 10 - 27 x 3 - 7 cm, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to rounded at base, shortly acuminate at apex, setosely serrate or subentire with bristles, scattered stiff hairy on veins above, becoming glabrescent, rusty tomentose beneath, lateral veins 15 - 25 on either side of midrib; petioles 1 - 3.5 cm long, densely hirsute. Flowers red, in axillary cymes; peduncles hirsute; pedicels up to 1 cm long, hirsute; bracts ca 1 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, glabrous. Sepals 3 - 5 x 2 mm, elliptic or broadly ovate, acute or obtuse, glabrous. Petals ovate-rounded, slightly exceeding the sepals, apices reflexed. Stamens numerous. Ovary ca 1 mm long, ovoid, glabrous; styles 5, connate at base. Berries globose.

Fl. April - June; Fr. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: Eastern Himalayas in subtropical forests between 450 and 1500 m. West Bengal(Darjeeling), Assam,, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Myanmar and China.

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