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Aglaia maiae Bourd. in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 12: 350. t. 11. 1899; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 180. 1915.


Tree, to 25 m tall; wood sweet-scented; bark smooth, mottled brown and white. Leaves 30 - 60 cm long; leaflets 9 - 13, opposite or alternate, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, unequally acute at base, entire along margins, acute or acuminate at apex, 12 - 16 x 5.5 - 6 cm, glossyand dark-green, coriaceous; secondary nerves ca 15 on each side; petiolules 8 - 12 mm long. Panicles 20 - 40 cm long, lax, drying black. Flowers globose, ca 4 mm, glabrous, yellowish, fragrant; pedicels ca 2 mm long. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes acute, imbricate. Petals 5, free, concave, imbricate. Staminal tube subglobose; mouth obscurely 5-toothed or entire; anthers 5, included. Ovary hairy, 2-locular; style short; stigma discoid. Berries fleshy, globose, ca 2 cm, buff-coloured, downy, 1-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Mar. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Common in moist and semievergreen forests.

Endemic.




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