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Aglaia apiocarpa (Thwaites) Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 555. 1875; Nair & Rajan in Nair & A.N. Henry, Fl. Tamil Nadu 1: 65. 1983. Milnea apiocarpa Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 60. 1858.


Shrub or small tree, to 5 m high; branchlets with a dense coat of ferruginous fimbriate scales towards tip. Leaves 15 - 40 cm long, imparipinnate; rachis to 20 cm long; rachis and leaflets minutely lepidote when young; leaflets 7, opposite or subopposite, elliptic to oblong, inequilateral at base, entire along margins, acuminate at apex, 10 - 20 x 3 - 15 cm, thinly coriaceous, almost glabrous except along mid nerve beneath; secondary nerves 6 - 10 on each side; venation more or less obscure; petiolules slender, 5 - 20 mm long. Panicles shorter than leaves, lax, axillary, racemosely branched, densely rusty-lepidote; peduncles to 20 cm long. Flowers small; pedicels 1 - 2 mm long, stout, lepidote. Calyx ca 15 m.m long, thick, 5-lobed, densely lepidote. Petals 5, oblong, thick, to 2.5 mm long, lepidote. Anthers slightly exserted. Ovary globose, lepidote. Fruits subglobose, 2 - 4 x 1.5 - 3.5 cm, rusty-lepidote.

Fl. & Fr. Mar. - Nov.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.




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