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Colona floribunda (Kurz) Craib in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1925: 21. 1925 & Fl. Siam. Enum. 1(1): 188.1925. Columbia floribunda Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 42: 63.1873 & For. Fl. Brit. Burma 1: 156. 1877; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 393. 1874.

Asm.: Larubanda; Nep.: Khasre.

Trees, deciduous, up to 15 m tall; young parts stellate-hairy, scabrid. Leaves simple, 10 - 15 x 7 - 17.5 cm, rotundate-ovate or ovate-oblong, often shortly lobed, cordate at base, acute or acuminate at apex, irregularly gland-toothed, subcoriaceous, rugulose and scabrous on both surfaces, minutely punctate beneath; petioles 2 - 5 cm long, swollen at apex, scabrid. Flowers small in few-flowered clusters; clusters arranged in lax, terminal, greyish pubescent panicles or on shorter peduncles in the axils of upper leaves; pedicels slender, ca 2 mm long, pubescent; bracts leaf-like. Sepals 5, ca 3.5 mm long, red inside, hoary outside. Petals 5, as long as or longer than sepals, oblong-spathulate, yellow with scarlet dots, with a minute, glandular cavity at base. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary 3 - 5-loculed; locules 2 - 4-ovuled; style stellate-hairy. Capsules 1.5 - 2.5 cm across, ellipsoid; cocci 3 - 5, indehiscent, winged, stellate-puberulous, 1-seeded.

Fl. June - Aug.; Fr. Nov. - Jan.

Distrib. India: Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur.

Myanmar, China, Thailand and Vietnam.


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