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Aglaia perviridis Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 556. 1875; Kanj. et at, Fl. Assam 1: 239. 1937. A. perviridis Hiern var. sikkimiana C. DC. in A. DC. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 1: 610. 1878.


Tree, to 15 m tall; bark greyish brown, rough with an aromatic smell; young parts rusty-lepidote. Leaves 30 - 50 cm long; leaflets 9 - 15, opposite or subopposite, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, obtuse or tapering at base, entire along margins, acuminate at apex, 17 - 20 x 1.5 - 6 cm, coriaceous, lepidote when young, almost glabrous afterwards; secondary nerves 14 - 18 on each side; petiolules 6 - 12 mm long, that of the odd leaflet the longest. Panicles about as long as leaves, lepidote when young; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, small. Flowers minute, white; pedicels short, glabrous. Calyx 5-toothed, glabrous, ciliate along edges. Petals 5, free, imbricate. Staminal tube subglobose, glabrous; anthers 5, ovate, acute. Ovary glabrous, 1-locular, 2-ovuled. Berries asymmetrically ellipsoid, ca 2.5 cm long, covered with dense ferruginous scales, 1-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. May-Dec.

Distrib. India: W. Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya.

Endemic.

Notes. Jain & Sastry (Threatened plants of India: A State-of-the-Art-Report 12. 1980) stated that this species occurs on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Haridasan and Rao (Forest Flora of Meghalaya 1985), however, did not enumerate it.




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