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Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 5: 114. 1822. Malpighia crassifolia L., Sp. Pl. 425. 1753.


Trees. Leaves ovate, acute or somewhat obtusely acute at base, obtusely acute or shortly acuminate at apex, revolute along margins, 9-11 x 4-6 cm, glabrate above, sub-velutinous or partly glabrate beneath, velutinous on nerves, densely so on midnerve; petioles 1-2.5 cm long; stipules ovate, 3-5 mm long. Racemes elongate, many flowered, 4-14 cm long; velutinous, pedicels 8-13 mm long, densely appressed brown-hairy; bracts ovate, 2-5 mm long. Flowers 1.5-2 cm across; buds ovoid, ca 5 x 3 mm across. Calyx-lobes ovate, 2-3 x 1.5-2.5 mm, glandular. Petals 4-5 x 5-9 mm, suborbicular. Filaments 2.5-3 cm long, pilose; anthers linear or oblong, 2.5-3.5 mm long. Ovary often glabrous. Drupes globose, 5-7 mm.

Fl. & Fr. May.

Cultivated in Uttar Pradesh and W. Bengal.

Tropical America.




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