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Aglaia lawii (Wight) C.J. Saldanha in C.J. Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan 392. 1976. Nimmoa lawii Wight in Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 7: 113. 1847. Epicharis exarillata Nimmo ex J. Graham, Cat. Pl. Bombay 31. 1839, non Arn. 1834. Nemedra nimmonii Dalz. & Gibs., Bombay Fl. 37. 1861. Amoora lawii (Wight) Beddome, Fl. Sylv. S. India t. 133. 1871; Hiern in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 561. 1875.

Tree, to 15 m tall; young parts, inflorescence, calyx and fruits covered by yellowish-brown lepidote scales. Leaves to 40 cm long; leaflets 1 - 2 pairs with a terminal one, opposite, sometimes alternate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, oblique at base, entire along margins, acute at apex, 12 - 16 x 5 - 6 cm, thin, glabrous on both surfaces or nearly so, sometimes hairy, gland-like excrescences present in axils of secondary nerves; secondary nerves to 10 on each side; petiolules ca 1 cm long. Inflorescences axillary, shorter than leaves; male flowers in panicles; females and bisexual ones in short spikes. Flowers 3 - 5 mm long, white; pedicels tetragonous, short. Calyx truncate, short, 4-toothed. Petals 4, oblong, ca 4 x 3 mm. Staminal tube globose, subentire at apex, glabrous; anthers usually 8, attached near base of staminal tube. Ovary lepidote, 3-locular; locules 1-ovuled; stigma 3-lobed. Capsules pyriform, ca 2.5 cm long, 3-locular with white resinous juice, buff-coloured, 2 - 3-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Occassional in semievergreen forests.



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