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Aglaia barberi Gamble in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1915: 346. 1915 & Fl. Pres. Madras 180. 1915.


Tree, to 15 m tall; branchlets with an indumentum of reddish-brown lepidote scales. Leaves 10 - 15 cm long; leaflets 7, subopposite, lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, in-equilateral at base, entire along margins, acuminate at apex, 6 - 12 x 2 - 4 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, lepidote on main nerves; secondary nerves ca 12 on each side, more or less at right angles with midnerve; venation obscure; petiolules 3 - 7 mm long. Panicles ca 8 cm long, lepidote; bracts minute, caducous. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx saucer-shaped; lobes short, acute, ciliate. Petals oblong-ovate, glabrous. Staminal tube globose, not contracted at base, undulate along margins; stamens almost as long as staminal tube; anthers included. Ovary hairy; style short; stigma capitate. Berries obovoid, depressed at apex, to 1.5 cm across, reddish-brown when dry.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - July

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, to 900 m. Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Endemic.

Notes. A rare and threatened species (Ahmedullah & Nayar, Endemic Plants of the Indian Region 1: 187. 1987).





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