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Elaeocarpus acuminatus Wallich ex Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 406. 1874.


Trees, 15 - 20 m tall. Leaves 5 - 14 x 1.5 - 4 cm, lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic-oblong, or ovate-elliptic, cuneate or tapering into a short petiole at base, acuminate at apex, dentate-serrate, veins prominent beneath, silky when young, glabrous with age, coriaceous; petioles 1 - 1.5 cm long, thickened at apex, geniculate, pubescent. Racemes 5 - 10 cm long, stout, axillary, puberulous. Flower-buds fusiform lanceolate or oblong-elliptic; flowers white, 1 - 1.5 cm across; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long, puberulous. Sepals 8 - 10 mm long, lanceolate, keeled, villous without, pubescent within, minutely Villous on edges and keel. Petals 7 - 9 mm long, oblong-cuneate, narrowed at base, broader at apex, laciniate to less than half its length,long silky hairy on both surfaces. Stamens 35 - 40; filaments ca 2 mm long, puberulous; anthers 3 - 4 mm long, elliptic, Shortly erect, awned, puberulous. Disc glands 5, broad, 2-lobed, pubescent. Ovary villous, 2-loculed; ovules in 2 rows in each locule. Drupes ca 2.5 cm long, oblong, smooth, green.

Fl. July - Sept.; Fr. Oct. - Dec.

Distrib. India: In moist evergreen forests between 1000 and 1500 m. Meghalaya.

Bangladesh.





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