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Hiptage thothathrii Balakr. & Srivastava in J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 4(3): 985. 1983.

Climbers. Leaves ovate-elliptic, obtuse at base, acute at apex, 4.5-5.5 x 2.5-3.5 cm, glabrous; petioles 5-6 mm long glabrous Inflorescence appressed-pubescent; pedicels 14-20, mm long, articulate at middle; bracts ca 2 mm long, pubescent; bracteoles abortive or very minute. Flower-buds globose Calyx lobes ovate rounded apex, ca 4 x 2 mm, glabrous,; glands ca 4 x 1 mm. Petals suborbicular, with fimbricate margins, ca 5 mm across, willte-tomentose. Filaments in shorter stamens ca 6 mm long; in longer ones 10-11 mm long; anthers ovoid, 1-1.5 mm long. Ovary sericeous; styles ca 10 mm long. Fruits not seen.

Fl. March.

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands (N. Andamans, Saddle Peak).

Endemic, rare.


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