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Dysoxylum ficiforme (Wight) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 178. 1915. Amoora ficiformis Wight, Ill. Indian Bot. 1: 47. 1840. Dysoxylum pupureum Bourd. in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 12: 349, t. 2. 1899.


Evergreen tree, to 30 m tall; bark smooth, pale. Leaves ca 45 cm long; leaflets 7 - 11, subopposite or alternate, elliptic-Ianceolate, oblique at base, entire along margins, acute at apex, 12 - 20 x 4 - 8 cm, glossy; secondary nerves 9 - 10 on each side, conspicuous beneath; petiolules to 6 mm long. Flowers in axillary or terminal panicles, or spikes, ca 8 mm long, buff-coloured; pedicels 2 - 4 mm long. Calyx 4-lobed , fleshy. Petals 4, fleshy. Staminal tube with crenulate mouth; anthers 8, included. Disk cup-shaped, with toothed-margin. Ovary hairy, 4-locular; style stout, almost as long as staminal tube; stiama capitate with a ring at base, slightly exserted. Capsules rounded, 5 - 7.5 cm, smooth, purple, 3 - 4-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - Oct.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu and Kerala. W. Ghats. Endemic.





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