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Aglaia fusca King in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64: 62. 1895; C.E. Parkinson, Forest Fl. Andaman Isl. 121. 1923.

Tree, to 10 m high; young branches ash-coloured, with a thin layer of pale-rusty scurfy tomentum becoming glabrous later. Leaves 15 - 25 cm long; leaflets 5 - 7, alternate or subopposite, the upper pair usually opposite, oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, cuneate or rounded at base, entire along margins, acute or acuminate at apex, 6.5 - 12 x 2.5 - 4 cm, coriaceous, glabrous above, shining, minutely punctulate and rusty-puberulous on midnerve; secondary nerves 7 - 9 on each side, ascending; petiolules to 8 mm long, that of terminal leaflet longer. Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers globose, ca 2 mm; pedicels shorter than flowers. Sepals 4, rounded, unequal, lepidote outside. Petals 4, oblong-ovate, concave, larger than sepals, glabrous. Staminal tube globose-obovoid, glabrous; mouth subentire; anthers 4, ovate, short, inserted near mouth. Ovary pubescent; style long, cylindric, glabrous. Immature berries globose, ca 1.5 cm with a small apiculus, rusty-tomentose, 1-locular, 1-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Nov. - June.

Distrib. India: Andaman & Nicobar Islands (S. Andaman Islands).

Notes. Parkinson (l.c.) included this species on the authority of King (l.c.). According to Balakrishnan & Vasudeva Rao (in Jain & Rao, An Assessment of Threatened Plants of India 191. 1983) this species has been colleced only in the type locality.

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