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Kokoona Thwaites

Evergreen trees, often buttressed, with yellow or grey bark; twigs flattened at nodes. Leaves decussate, entire or crenate, petiolate, with small, filiform or linear stipules. Flowers in axillary panicles or racemes, bisexual, 5-merous. Sepals lobed. Petals contorted, slightly concave, sometimes punctate. Disc fleshy, cupular, subentire. Stamens inserted inside the inner edge of the disc; filaments fusiform; anthers with conspicuous connective. Ovary 3-locular; ovules 6-16 in each locule in two series. Fruits capsular, bluntly 3-angular, loculicidally dehiscing, 3-valved. Seeds 6-10 in each locule, winged; wings very broad, oblong- truncate.

Mayanmar, Sri Lanka, Malesia; 8 species, 2 in India.


1a. Leaves entire, apex acuminate 1. Kokoona littoralis
b. Leaves serrate, apex rounded, oblong or acute 2. Kokoona zeylanica

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