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Gomphandra comosa King in J. As. Soc. Bengal 64 (2): 112. 1895; Brandis, Indian Trees 151. 1906; Parkinson, For. Fl. Andaman Isls. 126. 1923.


Shrubs or small trees, glabrous; young branches cinereous. Leaves oblong to eliptic-oblong, 8 - 12 x 2.5 - 4 cm, narrowed at the base, shortly acuminate, thinly coriaceous; main nerves in 6 - 8 pairs, obscure; petioles 1 - 1.5 cm long. Inflorescence compact umbellate cymes; peduncles about as long as the petioles. Flowers sessile, unisexual. Calyx wavy and obscurely 4 - 5-toothed, 1 mm long. Petals 4 - 5 mm long; lobes broadly oblong, obtuse, inflexed at apex, glabrous. In male flowers filaments densely covered with long, white, glandular hairs. In female flowers ovary short, ovoid, conic; style short. Drupes narrowly ellipsoid, glabrous, vertically grooved, 2.5 - 4 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. : June - Oct.

Distrib. India: In coastal or inland forests. Andaman Islands. Endemic.





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