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Elaeocarpus bracteatus Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 40: 48. 1871; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 406. 1874.


Trees, 20 - 30 m tall. Leaves 12.5 - 15 x 6 - 10 cm, elliptic, obovate or obovate-oblong, narrowed towards base, obtuse or apiculate at apex, repand-toothed, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, veins prominent beneath; petioles 1 - 2.5 cm long, thickened, geniculate at apex, glabrous. Racemes axillary, shorter than leaves. Flower white, buds oblong; flowers 2 - 2.5 cm across; pedicels 2 - 2.5 cm long, glabrous; bracts foliaceous, 1 - 2.5 cm long, oblong-obovate, sessile, dentate, glabrous, persistent. Sepals 4 - 5, 1 - 1.5 cm long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, hairy along revolute margins. Petals 4 - 5, 1.5 - 2 cm long cuneate-oblong, broader at apex, bilobed, lobes laciniate into many subulate divisions, sparingly silky hairy outside and inside along revolute margins. Stamens 30 - 40; filaments 2 - 3 mm long; anthers 2 - 3 mm long, with equally long awns. Ovary silky villous, 2-loculed; styles 2 - 4 mm long; stigmas entire. Drupes 2 - 4 cm long, oblong, smooth; pyrenes oblong, pitted and tubercled.

Fl. March - April; Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: In evergreen forests between 1000 and 1500 m. Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Myanmar.




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