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Rinorea longiracemosa (Kurz) Craib, Fl. Siam. Enum. 1: 90. 1925. Alsodeia longiracemosa Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39 (2): 63. 1870. A. racemosa Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 187. 1872.

Shrubs or small trees, glabrous; branchlets crooked. Leaves oblong-lanceolato to elliptic-obovate, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, serrate, 5 - 16 x 2.5 - 5 cm., glabrous, shiny above, thinly coriaceous; lateral nerves 7 - 11 pairs, slender, irregularly arched; petioles up to 7 mm long, puberulous; stipules ca 5 mm long, subulate, scarious. Racemes axillary, 5 - 10 cm long, simple, erect or ascending; pedicels up to 5 mm long, bibracteolate at base. Flowers yellowish-white, 3 - 4 mm in diam. Sepals subequal, ovate, ca 2 mm long, thin, puberulous. Petals oblong, obtuse, 2 - 4 x 1 - 3 mm, thin, glabrous, sometimes sparsely ciliate. Filaments subulate, glabrous, connate at base, forming cup with disc; anthers ovate, hairy at base. Capsules subglobosc, 3-sided with blunt angles, up to 1.5 cm long, glabrous; seeds 6, obconical, with a circular depression at the place of insertion.

Fl. Feb. - April; Fr. April - May.

Distrib. India. Secondary and primary lowland tropical forests. Assam and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to Malesia.

Notes. Its occurrence in Assam is uncertain. Kanjilal et al. (in Fl. Assam 1: 83. 1934) noted, "not found it anywhere in this Province". Recently this species has been collected from Katchal Island in Nicobars (P. Chakraborty 2548 CAL, PBL).

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