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Dysoxylum arborescens (Blume) Miq. in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavum 4: 24. 1869; C.E. Parkinson, Forest Fl. Andaman Isl. 120. 1923. Goniocheton arborescens Blume, Bijdr. 177. 1825.

Tree, to 10 m tall. Leaves imparipinnate, 15 - 25 cm long; leaflets 2 - 3 pairs, opposite or subopposite, elliptic-obovate, cuneate at base, entire along margins, abruptly acuminate at apex, 6 - 13 x 3.5 - 6 cm, glabrous, membranous; terminal leaflet the largest; secondary nerves 6 - 8 on each side, not prominent; petiolules slender, 5 mm long, that of terminal lealet to 2.5 cm long. Panicles 4 - 12 cm long. Flowers ca 7 mm long; pedicels slender, as long as flower. Calyx shallow with obscurely toothed cup. Petals 5, linear, somewhat thickened and narrowed towards apex, glabrous, longer than staminal tube. Staminal tube cylindric, glabrous, terminating in 10 broad shallow subcrenate teeth, inflated or not at base; anthers ovate, small, included or the tips exserted. Disk broad, thick, tubular, subcrenulate along margin, longer than ovary. Ovary ovoid, depressed, pubescent, 4-locular; style cylindric, minutely pubescent below, glabrous above; stigma discoid with an annulus at base. Capsules turbinate with 3 - 4 vertical grooves, ca 3 cm across, glabrous; seeds 2 - 4, ovoid, exarillate.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - Feb..

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands.


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