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Dysoxylum pallens Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 548.1875; Kanj. et al., Fl. Assam 1: 233. 1937; Grierson & Long, Fl. Bhutan 2: 38. 1991.

Small tree with a spreading crown; bark dark-brown and plain outside, reddish-brown with streaks of lighter colour inside. Leaves 22 - 80 cm long; leaflets 2 - 5 pairs, alternate, oblong or elliptic, oblique at base, entire along margins, acuminate at apex, 7 - 25 x 3 - 10 cm, glabrous; secondary nerves 15 - 20 on each side, arched, slender and prominent; petiolules 5 - 7 mm long, stout. Racemes spicate, 2 - 25 cm long, puberulous. Flowers ca 8 mm long, greenish white, fragrant; pedicels ca 2.5 mm long, stout. Calyx cup-shaped, deeply 4-, rarely 5-lobed, 1 - 2 mm long, puberulous. Petals generally 4, ca 8 mm long, thick, pubescent outside, valvate. Staminal tube glabrous, unevenly 8-toothed; anthers 8, exserted. Disk glabrous, obscurely toothed at apex, scarcely exceed- in, ovary. Ovary hairy; style columnar, shortly hairy below. Capsules 2.5 - 4 cm across, pubescent.

Fl. & Fr. Feb.

Distrib. India: Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Notes. Haridasan & Rao (Forest Flora of Meghalaya 1985) did not include this species. According to Grierson and Long (l.c.) it is a poorly known species and may not be distinct from D. cyrtobotryum Miq.

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