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Bhesa paniculata Arn. in Edinb. New Phil. J. 16: 315. 1834. Kurrimia paniculata Wallich ex Arn. in Nov. Act. Caes. Leop. Car. 18: 328. 1836; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 622. 1875.


Trees, up to 30 m tall. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, up to 40 x 15 cm, apex obtuse to shortly acuminate, base obtuse; petiole 1-10 cm long. Panicles crowded at the ends of the branches, up to 30 cm long; rachis puberulous or glabrescent. Calyx lobes deltoid, puberulous outside, ca 1 mm long. Petals ovate oblong, 1.5-2 mm, obtuse, puberulous outside. Filaments 1-1.5 mm long; anthers deltoid, obtuse. Ovary ellipsoid, pubescent towards apex; styles free, about half as long as the ovary. Disc lobed; lobes broad-oblong. Fruits bilobed. Seeds broad-ellipsoid to subglobose, 9-11 mm long; arils distinct.

Fl. & Fr. : Almost throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu.

Thailand and Malesia.




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