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Kokoona littoralis M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 617. 1875

Trees. Leaves elliptic, ovate or lanceolate, 4.5-15.5 x l.5-7 cm, acuminate, base cuneate, chartaceous to coriaceous, margins entire or slightly recurved; nerves 5-8 pairs; petioles up to 3 cm. Flowers in axillary racemes. Bracteoles deltoid, small, acute, denticulate. Sepals 5-lobed, slightly denticulate. Petals broadly ovate, elliptic. Stamens filamentous; anthers with prominent connective. Ovary triangular; ovules 8-10 in each locule. Fruits capsular, 13-18 x 3-6 cm, loculicidally dehiscing, 3-valved. Seeds 6-10 in each locule, winged.

Fl. & Fr. : Sept. - Jan.

Distrib. India : Meghalaya and Maharashtra.

Sumatra, Malay Peninsula and Borneo.

Notes. Wood is considered to be one of the best for chests.

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