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Canarium manii King in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 62(2): 247. 1894; Parkinson, For. Fl. Andaman Isl. 116. 1923; Leenh. in Blumea 9: 372. f. 18. 1959.

Medium-sized to large deciduous trees; bark light grey, strongly aromatic; branchlets lenticellate, scabrous, minutely pubescent to glabrescent. Leaves 2 - 4-jugate; stipules orbicular, caducous, stipule scar drop-shaped; leaflets ovate-lanceolate, terminal ones often elliptic, aromatic when bruised; 6 - 16 x 3.5 - 7 cm, slightly oblique, cuneate-cordate at base, entire or slightly revolute along margins; abruptly acuminate at apex. Inflorescence terminal, minutely pubescent, male ones thyrsoid, 10 - 12 cm long; female ones subracemose, ca 7 cm long. Flowers white, densely pubescent; male ones 4 - 5 mm long; female ones 7 - 8 mm long; flower 3 in each cyme; middle one pedicellate; lateral ones sessile; bracts foliaceous, orbicular, ovate-lanceolate, ca 8 x 4 mm, acute, tomentose; bracteoles ca 6 x 3 mm, at base of sessile flowers. Calyx cupular, in male flowers ca 1 mm long, in female ones 5 - 6 mm long: lobes ovate, obtuse, densely tomentose. Petals ovate, ca 5 x 2.5 mm, cucullate, thick, tomentose outside. Stamens 6, united at base to form a cup-like structure. Disk in male flowers variable, solid and conical or with a narrow central canal; in female flowers connate with receptacle except the margin. Pistil globose, stalked, ca 3.5 mm long; stigma subsessile. Pistillode in male flowers ca 1 mm long or absent. Drupes 1 - 2, ovoid-ellipsoid, ca 3 x 1.5 cm; pyrene 1-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - July.

Distrib. India: Middle and S. Andamans.


Notes. Related to C. denticulatum, but differs by its entire (not incised) stipules and terminal inflorescence.

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