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Dysoxylum thyrsoideum Griffith ex Hiern. var. andamanicum King in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64: 43. 1895; C.E. Parkinson, Forest Fl. Andaman Isl. 120. 1923.

Medium-sized tree; bark dark brownish green with an offensive smell when cut. Leaves 30 - 40 cm long; leaflets 5 - 9, generally alternate, elliptlc-ovate to ovate-oblong, 15 - 25 x 2 - 15 cm; petiolules to 1 cm long. Panicles as long as leaves, lax. Flowers ca 8 mm long, white tinged with pink, with an unpleasant smell; pedicels to 5 mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, short, coarsely 4-toothed, glabrous. Petals 4, oblong, obtuse, reflexed, pubescent inside, glabrous outside. Staminal tube toothed at apex; anthers included. Disk tubular, slightly longer than ovary, fleshy, hairy. Ovary hairy; style cylindric, as long as staminal tube, thick, hairy; stigma discoid, with a basal annulus, exserted. Capsules obovoid, 2 - 3-lobed, ca 2.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands.

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