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Dysoxylum reticulatum King in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 65: 114. 1897; Kanj. et al., Fl. Assam 1: 233. 1937.

Tree, to 20 m tall, with a straight trunk; bark grey and warty outside, hard, fibrous, pale yellow inside with golden brown streaks. Leaves 30 - 50 cm long; rachis flat above; leaflets ca 14, usually alternate or subopposite, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, oblique at base, entire along margins, acuminate at apex, 7 - 20 x 4 - 7 cm, chartaceous, glabrous, pale green; secondary nerves ca 15 on each side; venation prominent; petiolules 2 - 4 mm long. Racemes to 25 cm long. Flowers 5 - 6.5 mm long. Calyx cupular, 4-toothed, fleshy, glabrous. Petals 4, elliptic, concave, 3 - 4 times as long as calyx, puberulous on both sides. Staminal tube shorter than petals, slightly bulged in middle, with 8 shallow emarginate teeth; anthers 8, included. Disk tubular, short, irregulary toothed at mouth, fleshy, glandular-pubescent. Ovary depressed, 3-angled, pubescent, 3-locular; style stout, subglabrous; stigma exserted, with an annulus at base, Capsules pyriform, depressed at apex, 6.5 - 7.5 x 5 - 6.5 cm, verrucose with longitudinal ridges, yellow or dark-brown; seeds 3-angular.

Fl. & Fr. Apr. - Mar.

Distrib. India: Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal PradesH; N. Bengal and Sikkim.

Notes. Haridasan & Rao (Forest Flora of Meghalaya 1985) did not include this species.

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