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Hiptage obtusifolia DC., Prodr. 1: 583. 1824; Niedenzu in Engl., Pflanzenr. 4(141): 79. 1928.

Climbers; young branches silky-white pubescent. Leaves oblong to elliptic-oblong, acute or obtuse at base, apiculate at apex, 9-10 x 3.5-7 cm, coriaceous, glabrous; petioles 5-20 mm long, glabrous. Racemes axillary, 7-14 cm long, whitish-woolly, sometimes spurious terminal panicle; pedicels slender, 5-14 mm long in buds, accrescent, whitish-woolly slightly above middle. Flower buds 3-4 x 2-3 mm; glands ca 2 x 0.75 mm. Calyx-lobes concave, rounded, obtuse, ca 3 x 2 mm, densely greyish-pubescent. Petals rounded, ca 1.4 cm long, fringed, villous, white. Filaments 4-8 mm long; anthers ovoid, ca 1 mm long. Styles ca 8 mm long. Samaras brown; median wings ca 13-15 x 3-5 mm; lateral wings ca 10 x 2.5 mm, glabrous; dorsal crista sometimes developed like wings, ca 10 x 2.5 mm.

Fl. & Fr. March - June.

Distrib. India: ca 300 m. Assam and Andamans.

Myanmar, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Java, Celebes and Philippines.


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