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Aglaia edulis (Roxb.) A. Gray, U.S. Expl. Exped. Phan. 1: 237. 1854; Hiem in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 556. 1875; Kanj. et al., Fl. Assam 1: 239. 1937. Milnea edulis Roxb. [Hort. Beng. 18. 1814, nom.], Fl. Ind. 1: 637. 1832.


Tree, to 25 m tall with a dense crown; bark greyish-brown, exuding milky juice; young parts with an indumentum of stellate hairs and peltate scales. Leaves to 60 cm long, imparipinnate; leaflets 9 - 13, opposite or subopposite, elliptic-lanceolate or oblong, acute or rounded at base, entire along margins, acute at apex, 7 - 25 x 2.5 - 8 cm, chartaceous with stellate hairs mixed with lepidote scales on nerves beneath or glabrescent; secondary nerves 12 - 16 on each side; nerves obscure above; petiolules 4 - 6 mm long, stout. Panicles 10 - 20 cm long, rusty-tomentose. Flowers pedicellate, 1 - 2 mm across, yellow. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals ovate-oblong. Staminal tube globose; anthers 5, included. Ovary 1 - 3-locular. Berries subglobose, ca 2.5 cm across, yellowish, covered with lepidote scales, pulpy, usually 2-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Apr. - Nov.

Distrib. India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya.

Bangladesh and Indo-Malesian region.

Uses. Fruit edible.

Notes. According to Deb (Flora of Tripura State 1: 446. 1981) who has followed C. De Candolle (Monographiae Phanerogamarum 1: 609. 1878) the correct name and citation of this species is A. edulis (Roxb.) Miq. in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavum 4: 49. 1868.




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