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Lophopetalum wallichii Kurz in J. As. Soc. Bengal 41: 299. 1872; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 615. 1875.

Trees, 16-23 m tall; branchlets glabrous. Leaves ovate-oblong to elliptic.. oblong, 15-20 x 7.5-9 cm, acute, obtuse or rounded at apex, rounded at base, margin entire, coriaceous, glaucous green, glossy above, opaque beneath, on drying brown to reddish brown; petiole 2-3.5 mm long. Panicles axillary and terminal, ca 15 cm long, glabrous. Flowers 5-merous 6-7 mm across; pedicels 3-4.5 mm long. Calyx lobes spreading, semi-orbicular. Petals ovate, 2 mm long, whitish-green with small processes inside. Disc yellow, 5-comered, covered with fleshy, subulate processes. Ovary red or brown. Fruit 10 x 5 cm. Seeds flat, oblong, 5-6.5 cm long, including the wing, completely surrounded by the membranous wing.

Fl. & Fr. : Jan. - April.

Distrib. India : Andaman Islands. Rare.


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