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Glycosmis singuliflora Kurz in J. Bot. 14: 37, t. 174. f. 1 - 2, 1876; Tanaka in J. Indian Bot. Soc. 16: 230. 1937; Narayanaswami in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 14: 32. 1941, excl. syn.

Small trees; branchlets slender, cylindric, young parts ferruginous-villous, soon glabrous; bark brownish, shiny when dry. Leaves pinnate, up to 12 cm long; rachis marginate, glabrous; leaflets 3 - 5, alternate, lanceolate, acuminate at both ends, entire along margins, 4.5 - 6.5 x 1 - 2 cm, coriaceous, glabrous; secondary nerves prominent on both surfaces; petiolules very short. Flowers not known. Sepals in fruits broadly ovate, acute, ferruginously-pubescent. Fruit solitary, axillary, oblong or obovoid, narrowed below, ca 15 x 8 mm, smooth, pitted-glandular, glabrous.

Fl. ;Fr. Feb.

Distrib. India. Assam.


Notes. G. singuliflora resembles G. angustifolia Wight & Arn. in its smaller, narrow lanceolate leaflets, but is distinct from the latter in having solitary flowers and oblong or obovoid fruits. As observed by Narayanaswami (1941) the inflorescence in type sheets of G. singuliflora consisted of several flowers, of which only one developed into a solitary fruit.

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