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Cassine albens (Retz.) Kosterm. in Gard. Bull. Sing. 39(2): 178. 1986. Schrebera albens Retz., Observ. Bot. 6: 25. t. 3. 1791. Elaeodendron glaucum sensu M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 623. 1875 (non Pers.) p.p.

Beng.: Rajjehul; Guj.: Alam; Hindi: Jamrassi; Kan.: Kannira, Mukarti; Mal.: Karumiraka; Mar.: Arn; Tam.: Irgoli, Kannimarum, Karuvali, Kiri, Pirai; Tel.: Bira, Kannilu, Nerasi.

Trees; branchlets subterete. Leaves ovate to elliptic-oblong, 5-15 x 2-6 cm, apex obtuse to rounded, base cuneate-obtuse; petioles up to 3 cm long. Flowers 5-merous, in lax cymes, at the upper part of the branchlets; bracts ovate, acute, small. Calyx lobes unequal, orbicular, margins membranous. Petals orbicular, margins membranous, 5 x 3 mm. Stamens on the lobes of the disc. shorter than the petals; filaments recurved; anthers attached to the connective. Disc thick, fleshy. Fruits drupaceous, ovoid or obovoid, 12-18 mm long, apiculate. Seeds 1, crustaceous.

Fl. & Fr. : March - Dec.

Distrib. India: Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.

Sri Lanka.


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