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Elaeocarpus braceanus Watt ex C. B. Clarke in J. Linn. Soc. 25: 8. 1899; Kanjilal et al., Fl. Assam 1: 177. 1934.


Trees, 10 - 12 m tall; branchlets ferruginous tomentose. Leaves 7 - 15 x 2 - 5 cm, elliptic:, elliptic-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, cuneate to obtuse at base, acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate, ferruginous tomentose beneath when young, puberulous with age, veins prominent beneath; petioles 1 - 2.5 cm long, ferruginous tomentose, swollen and geniculate at apex. Racemes 3.5 - 14 cm long, axillary, tomentose. Flowers-buds ovoid or roundish, subtended usually by 3 laciniate, persistent bracteoles; flowers white, 5 - 6 mm across; pedicels ca 5 mm long. Sepals 2.5 - 3 mm long, lanceolate, silky tomentose without. Petals 2.5 mm long, oblong, narrowed at base, broader at apex, laciniate. Stamens 30 - 40; filaments puberulous; anthers not bearded, ca 1 mm long. Disc-glands hairy. Ovary villous, 2-loculed. Drupes ca 4 cm long, abruptly pointed at apex; pyrenes ovoid, terete, rugose, with 3 indistinct grooves.

Fl. Aug. - Oct.; Fr. April- June.

Distrib. India: In moist semievergreen forests between 1000 and 1500 m. Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur.

Myanmar.




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