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Aglaia jainii Viswananthan & K. Ramachandran in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 24: 212. (Nov.) 1983. Amoora canarana (Turcz.) Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 560. 1875, non Aglaia canarensis Gamble 1915. Oraoma canarana Turcz. in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 1: 411. 1858. Aglaia tamilnadensis Nair & Rajan in Nair & A.N. Henry, Fl. Tamil Nadu 1: 66. (Dec.) 1983.


Tree, to 15 m tall, with milky juice; young parts, inflorescence, calyx and fruit rusty-lepidote. Leaves imparipinnate, to 30 cm long; rachis to 10 cm long. Leaflets 3 - 7, opposite or alternate, elliptic to ovate-oblong, narrowed at base, entire along margins, acuminate at apex, 8.5 - 13 x 3.5 - 4.5 cm, thinly coriaceous, more or less glabrous above, usually punctate-lepidote beneath; petiolules to 1 cm long. Panicles to 20 cm long. Flowers ca 5 mm across, greenish yellow, fragrant, polygamodioecious; pedicels to 2 mm long. Calyx cupular, 5-lobed, ca 1.5 mm long. Petals 5, free, obovate, ca 2.5 mm long, thick, glabrous, imbricate. Stmainal tube subglobose, ca 1.5 mm long; mouth crenate; anthers 10, included. Ovary ovoid, ribbed, pubescent, 3-locular; style short; stigma discoid, 3-lobed. Capsules subglobose, 3-valved, ca 1.5 x 1 cm, greenish or greyish, 1 - 2-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Apr. - May and July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Evergreen forests on the Anamalai and Travancore Hills of W. Ghats, to 1100 m.

Endemic.




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