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Scolopia kermodii C. Fischer in Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1935: 574. 1935. S. burmanica N. Mukherjee in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 69: 391. 1973.

Trees 8 - 25 m tall; main stem armed with simple and branched, up to 3 cm long spines; branchlets of older stems usually lenticellate, unarmed and glabrous; sucker shoots and their branches armed with simple spines and somewhat puberulent in younger parts. Leaves, ovate-, elliptic-, or oblong-lanceolate, cuneate or obtuse at base, acute, subacute, or obtusely short or long acuminate at apex, remotely serrate to entire, 7 - 20 x 1.2 - 6.5 cm, glabrous; secondary veins 7 - 9 pairs, more prominent beneath; petioles 5 - 12 mm long, with a pair of thick glands at apex. Flowers 7 - 10 mm across, white, 5 - 15 in axillary or terminal lax 4 - 10 cm long racemes; pedicels 7 - 18 mm long; bracts ovate-lanceolate, ciliolate along margins. Sepals broadly ovate to suborbicular, ciliolate along margins, ca 2 mm long. Petals similar to sepals but ovate-oblong. Disc glands numerous, short and thick. Anther connectives glabrous. Receptacle pubescent. Ovary glabrous; style ca 4 mm long. Berry ellipsoid or globose, 2 - 2.5 cm across; seeds 3 - 4.

Fl. Jan. - March; Fr. afterwards.

Distrib. India: Rain forests at low elevations. Andaman & Nicobar Islands. (S. Andaman Is., Rutland Is.)


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