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Elaeocarpus grandifolius Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 41: 294.1872.


Trees, 10 - 15 m tall; branchlets rusty tomentose. Leaves 30 - 45 x 10 - 15 cm, obovate-oblong to obovate, cuneate to acute at base, acute or obtuse at apex, obscurely repand-serrate, glabrous above, puberulous beneath, especially on veins; petioles 4 - 5 cm long, thickened, geniculate, puberulous. Racemes 10 - 20 cm long, axillary, rusty tomentose. Flower buds oblong; flowers creamy white, 2 - 3 cm across; pedicels 1.5 - 3 cm long, hairy. Sepals 1 - 1.5 cm long, linear-lanceolate, rusty tomentose. Petals 2 - 2.5 cm long, narrowed at base, 2-lobed; lobes twisted, appressed rusty pubescent. Stamens 30 - 50; filaments 2 - 3 mm long; anthers 6 - 8 mm long, with awns as long as or slightly longer than anthers. Ovary oblong, densely villous. Drupes 3 - 5 cm long, oblong, puberulous; pyrenes lacunose wrinkled, somewhat compressed.

Fl. A pril; Fr. April- June.

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

Myanmar.




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