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Hiptage parvifolia Wight & Arn., Prodr. 107. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 419. 1874.

Climbing shrubs; branches and shoots elongate. Leaves ovate-oblong, acute to acuminate at base, acuminate at apex, 6-8.5 x 2.7-3.7 cm, glabrous; petioles ca 7 mm long, glabrescent. Racemes 4-5 cm long, appressed-pubescent; pedicels 2.5-2.8 cm long, articulate at about 1 cm below calyx. Calyx lobes ovate, 3-3.5 x 1.5-2 mm; glands ovoid, ca 3 mm long. Petals 7-9 x 1-1.2 mm, white. Filaments 5-11 mm long; anthers ovoid, 1-1.5 mm long. Styles 1-1.5 cm long. Samaras light brown; median wing obovate, rounded at apex, 2-3.5 x 0.8-1.4 cm; lateral wings elliptic, 1.5-2 x 0.75 cm.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - May.

Distrib. India: Meghalaya, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka and Timor.


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