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Harrisonia perforata (Blanco) Merr. in Philipp. J. Sci. 7: 236. 1912; Nooteb. in Steenis, Fl. Males. ser. I. 6: 208. 1962. Paliurus perforatus Blanco, Fl. Filip. 174. 1837; Harrisonia bennettii (Planchon) A.W. Bennett in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 519. 1875. Lasiolepis bennettii Planchon in Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 5: 570. 1846. Limonia pubescens Wallich ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 507. 1878.


Shrubs, scandent,ca 8 m high, with slightly recurved prickles. Leaves 8 - 16 cm long; rachis narrowly winged, pubescent; petioles 0.5 - 3 cm long; leaflets 5 - 13,1 - 4 x 0.5 - 2 cm; odd ones ovate-rhomboid, crenate-serrate along margins, 2 - 5.5 x 1 - 25 cm, glabrous. Flowers rather large; pedicels pubescent. Calyx lobed, ca 1.5 mm long, persistent. Petals 5, lanceolate, rarely oblong, 6 - 8 x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, pale pinkish, pubescent, inserted below disk. Stamens 10; filaments 7 10 mm long; ligules densely woolly along margins. Disk cup-shaped, 1 - 2 mm high, fleshy. Ovary 0.5 - 1.5 mm long, slightly lobed, glabrous; styles 6 - 8 mm long, connate, pubescent. Drupes slightly lobed.

Fl. Dec. - May; Fr. Feb. - Aug.

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands.

Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malesia, Indonesia and Philip-pines.

Uses. Shoot, bark, root etc. are of medicinal value.




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