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Glycosmis boreana Narayanaswami ex Tanaka in J. Indian Bot. Soc. 16: 228. 1937; Narayanaswami in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 14: 45, f. 18. 1941; Stone in Proc. Acad. Nat. Scl. Philadelphia 137: 2. 1985.

Branches cylindric, red-scurffy. Leaves pinnate, 17 - 27.5 cm long; leaflets 5 or 6, distantly alternate, thin, coriaceous, ovate-elliptic, abruptly acuminate at base, caudate-acuminate at apex, acumen up to 12 mm long, entire along margins, 5 - 11.5 x 2.5 - 5.5 cm, dull grey above, pale beneath on drying, glabrous except midrib which is puberulent above; petiolules 5 - 8 mm long, wrinkled on drying; secondary nerves 7 - 10 pairs, prominulent above 1 more distinct beneath, obliquely spreading, inarching near margins, rather faintly reticulate. Inflorescences axillary, lax, corymbose, paniculate; peduncle slender, up to 3.5 cm long, branched, branchlets flexuous, ending in lax cymes, rusty-scurffy, tomentulose; pedicels ca 1 mm long, brownish-scurffy. Sepals 5, broadly ovate, acute or rounded at apex, ca 1.5 mm long, scurffy abaxially, margins ciliolate. Petals 5, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, truncate at base, ca 7 x 4 mm, glabrous. Stamens 10; filaments linear, tapering gradually towards tip, ca 6 mm long, glabrous; anthers oblong, cordate, ca 1 mm long, obscurely gland-tipped. Ovary seated on a swollen, tumid gynophore which is longer and broader than ovary, subglobose, less than 1 mm long, glabrous, smoothly glandular, 5-locular, each locule with one ovule; style distinct, cylindric, ca 1 mm long, deciduously tomentulose; stigma subglobose. Fruits not known.

Distrib. India: Evergreen forests of Balipara Frontier tracts (Aka hills) in Arunachal Pradesh; known so far from two original collections by N. L. Bor (Bor 1658,578 in CAL) in the above locality.

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