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Aglaia pedicellaris C.DC. in A. DC. & C.DC., Monogr. Phan. 1: 607.1878.


This species was described based of Helfer 1046 (collected in Tenasserim and Andaman(K). Parkinson (1923) did not include it. However, in the Introduction he stated that Dr. Helfer, a Russian Scientist, visited the islands in 1839 to ascertain the mineral wealth but he was murdered by the aborigines on the North Andaman Island. His botanical collections from Andaman were, therefore, after his death, got mixed up with those from Tenasserim, so all specimens were then together labelled as Tenasserim and Andaman'' which has resulted in great confusion as plants of one region have been ascribed wrongly to the other. This may, perhaps, be the reason, why Parkinson did not include this in his flora.




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