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Aglaia elaeagnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth., Fl. Austral. 1: 383. 1863; Ramamoorthy in C.J. Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan 392. 1976. Nemedra elaeagnoidea A. Juss. in Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. 19: 259. t. 14. 1830. Aglaia roxhurghialla (Wight & Arn.) Miq. in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavum 4: 41. 1868; Beddome, Fl. Sylv. S. India t. 130. 1871; Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 555.1875. A. odoratissima auct. non Blume 1825: T. Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 1: 209. 1902; Talbot, Forest Fl. Bombay 1: 234. 1909. Milnea roxburghiana Wight & Arn., Prodr. 119. 1834; Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. t. 166. 1839.


Tree, 15 - 20 m tall; young parts and inflorescence covered with brown lepidote scales. Leaves imparipinnate, 7 - 25 cm long; leaflets (3-) 5 (-9), opposite, petiolulate or sometimes almost sessile, elliptic, lanceolate, oblanceolate, elliptic-oblong or ovate, 5 - 15 x 2.5 - 8 cm, thinly eoriaeeous, glabrous above, sparsely lepidote beneath and densely soon nerves; secondary nerves 12 - 20 on each side; petiolules to 1.25 cm long, that of terminal leaflet longer. Panicles 7 - 25 cm long, densely flowered. Flowers shortly-pedicellate, globose, yellow. Calyx cup-shaped, 5-lobed, ciliate along margins, lepidote outside. Petals 5, elliptic-oblong, longer than calyx, often scaly outside when young. Staminal tube shorter than petals, urceolate, somewhat contracted at base; mouth obscurely 5-lobed; stamens 5, small, inserted in middle of staminal tube; anthers included or exserted. Ovary small, depressed, stellately lepidote; style half as long as staminal tube or almost absent; stigma ovoid or obscurely lobed. Berries subglobose or pyriform, ca 2 cm across, velvety-lepidote-tomentose, buff coloured, 1-seeded.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Leaflets distinctly petiolulate, usually oblanceolate; anthers exserted 9.2. bourdillonii
b. Leaflets almost sessile, usually elliptic or lanceolate; anthers included 2
2a. Leaflets 7 - 9, usually oblanceolate, less than 75 cm long; style almost absent; stigma broad, obscurely lobed 9.3. courtallensis
b. Leaflets 5 - 7, usually lanceolate, more than 10 cm long; style almost half as long as staminal tube; stigma ovoid 3
3a. Leaflets to 15 x 5 cm 9.4. elaeagnoidea
b. Leaflets ca 10 x 25 cm 9.1. beddomei


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