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Aglaia argentea Blume, Bijdr. 170. 1825; C.E. Parkinson, Forest Fl. Andaman lsI. 121. 1923.


Tree, to 10 m tall; young parts covered with dense stellate hairs intermixed with lepidote scales. Leaves imparipinnate, 60 - 70 cm long; leaflets 7 - 11; upper leaflets 30 - 40 cm long, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, silvery white beneath; secondary nerves 12 - 24 on each side, prominent beneath; lower leaflets 12 - 24 cm long; petiolules short, to 5 mm long. Panicles 7 - 15 cm long. Flowers sessile, subglobose, minute. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lepidote outside, glabrous inside. Petals 5, twice as long as calyx, glabrous. Staminal tube globose, shorter than petals; mouth subentire; anthers 5, included. Ovary depressed; stigma truncate, glabrous. Fruits ovoid, 2 - 3 cm across, minutely rusty-pubescent, lepidote.

Fl. & Fr. Mar. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar, Java, Sumatra and New Guinea.




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