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Dysoxylum racemosum King in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64: 47. 1895; Deb & Datta in J. Bcon. Tax. Bot. 10: 31. 1987.

Small tree; young shoots and inflorescences puberulous or hairy. Leaves 30 - 50 cm long; leaflets alternate, 12.5 - 20 x 5.5 - 7.5 cm, membranous; secondary nerves 8 - 10 or more on each side, more or less prominent beneath; petiolules to 8 mm long. Inflorescence a raceme or spike, 10 - 30 cm long. Flowers ca 5 mm long, scattered; pedicels short, thick. Calyx shallow with obscurely 4-toothed cup, puberulous. Petals 4, elliptic, concave, much longer than calyx, thickened at apex, puberulous on both sides. Staminal tube slightly shorter than petals, cylindric, puberulous with 8,3-lobed teeth at tip; anthers 8, slightly esxerted. Disk tubular, crenulate at margin, a little longer than ovary, glabrous, fleshy. Ovary densely hairy; style thick; stigma with a basal annulus. Capsules ovoid, 4 - 5 cm long, deciduously rusty-puberulous with rounded smooth pits.


1a. Plant more than 6 m high; leaves to 50 cm long; secondary nerves more than 10 pairs; inflorescence a spike, to 30 cm long 13.1. arboreum
b. Plant less than 5 m high; leaves to 40 cm long; secondary nerves less than 10 pairs; inflorescence a raceme, to 12.5 cm long 13.2. racemosum

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