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Dichapetalum gelonioides (Roxb.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. 3, 4: 348. 1896. Moacurra gelonioides Roxb., [Hort. Beng. 21. 1814, nomen], Fl. Ind. 2: 69. 1832. Chailletia gelonioides (Roxb.) Beddome, Fl. Sylv. S. India 59, t. 9, f. I. 1 - 8. 1870, p.p.; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 570. 1875.

Dioecious trees, lianas or woody creepers; young branches scattered-pubescent, becoming glabrous. Leaves elliptic or obovate, gradually acuminate, acute or blunt at apex, usually undulate along margins, up to 16 x 7 cm, herbaceous, glabrous or nearly so; glands few, near acute base below; lateral nerves 5 - 10 pairs, interarching near margins. Inflorescence 7 - 10-flowered, in axillary clusters. Flowers, 2 - 3 mm across. Disk lobes quadrate, round or cordate. Ovary velvety-pubescent in female flowers and pubescent to woolly in male flowers, 2- or 3-locular. Fruits 1-or 2-lobed, usually obcordate, grey-or tawny-tomentose or subglabrous and muricate; sutures clearly discernible.


1a. Leaves elliptic, long-acuminate or caudate at apex 1.2. gelonioides
b. Leaves obovate, obtuse at apex 1.1. andamanicum

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