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Elaeocarpus lucidus Roxb., [Hort. Beng. 42 . 1814, nom. nud.] Fl. Ind. 2: 600. 1832; Masters In Fl. Brit. India 1: 403. 1874.


Trees, 15 - 20 m tall; branchlets pubescent. Leaves 6 - 15 x 3 - 7 cm, elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, obtuse or rounded at base, acute to acuminate at apex, serrate-mucronate, veins prominent beneath, glabrous to more or less puberulous along the midrib; petioles 1.5 - 3 cm long with 2 glands near apex. Racemes 6 - 12 cm long, axillary. Flower- buds ovoid-conical; flowers white, 6 - 8 mm across; pedicels 4 - 6 mm long, puberulous. Sepals 4 - 5 mm long, lanceolate, glandular pubescent. Petals 4 - 6 mm long, laciniate half way down, glabrous. Stamens 20 - 30, arranged in groups, with reddish glands between groups; filaments ca 1 mm long; anthers ca 1 mm long, puberulous, not bearded. Disc thick, 5-lobed, villous. Drupes 2 cm long, oblong-ovoid, unilocular, 1-seeded.

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

Distrib. India: In moist deciduous and semievergreen forests. between 1000 and 1200 m. West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Andhra Pradesh.

Bangladesh.




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