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Glycosmis cyanocarpa (Blume) Sprengel, Syst. Veg. ed. 16: 161. 1827. Cookia cyanocarpa Blume, Bijdr. 3: 136. 1825.


Shrubs or small trees, 3 - 10 m high. Leaves imparipinnate or simple, up to 30 cm long; leaflets 5 or 3 or 1 (varying on same branchlet) or rarely 6, alternate or subopposite, variable in size and shape. Inflorescences axillary (also from uppermost leaf axils) , condensed or lax panicles. Flowers subsessile, borne in cymes. Sepals 4 or 5, suborbicular, minute, ca 1 mm long, puberulous, ciliolate or glabrous. Petals 4 or 5, imbricate, oblong-obovate, obtuse or rounded at apex, greenish-white, glandular, glabrous. Stamens 8 or 10; filaments linear, dilated below, subulate or abruptly acuminate above, sometimes ridged at inner face near apex, 3 - 5 mm long, glabrous; anthers oblong or ovoid, ca 1 mm long, often gland tipped. Disk annular, broader than the ovary, ca 1 mm high and broad, fleshy, glabrous. Ovary ovoid, broadly oblong or subglobose , smoothly glandular, glabrous, 5- or 4-locular, each locule with one ovule; style short, ca 1 mm long, not clearly marked from ovary but with a different shade or colour, glabrous; stigma truncate or subcapitate, persistent in fruits. Berries obovoid or ellipsoid, up to ca 15 x 10 mm, glandular; seed 1.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Leaves simple 3.4. simplicifolia
b. Leaves 5 - or 3-, or 1-foliolate 2
2a. Leaflets narrow, up to 1.5 cm broad, tapering at both ends; panicles short, condensed, up to 2.5 cm long 3.3. linearifolia
b. Leaflets broad up to 5.5 cm, caudate acuminate or abruptly and obtusely acuminate at apex; panicles often spreading, to 10 cm long 3
3a. Leaflets turning to deep brown on both surfaces on drying, apex abruptly and obtusely acuminate 3.2. fuscescens
b. Leaflets turning pale greenish to yellow on drying, apex caudate-acuminate 3.1. cymosa


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