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Elaeocarpus hygrophyllus Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 43: 133. 1874; Kanjilal et al., Fl. Assam 1: 176. 1934.


Trees, 15 - 20 m tall; branchlets glabrous. Leaves 6 - 15 x 3 - 6 cm, obovate, oblanceolate, cuneate-oblong, cuneate at base, bluntly apiculate or rounded at apex, cuspldately crenate-serrate, glabrous, midrib stout; petioles 10 - 12 mm long, stout, flattened above, swollen at both ends, geniculate, glabrous. Racemes 5 - 10 cm long, puberulous, glabrescent with age. Flower buds pyramidal; flowers white, 6 - 8 mm across; pedicels 5 - 6 mm long, sericeous. Sepals 5 - 6 mm long, lanceolate, acute, sericeous without, velvety along margins. Petals 6 - 7 mm long, cuneate, laciniate, glabrous. Stamens 30 - 40; filaments short, minutely puberulous; anthers not bearded. Ovary villous, 3-loculed. Drupes 2 - 3 cm long, lanceolate, pointed at both ends; pyrenes compressed, tubercled.

Fl. March - May; Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: In evergreen forests in swampy places, between 800 and l000 m. Assam.

Myanmar.





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