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Dillenia andamanica C.E. Parkinson in Indian For. 61: 425, t.29. 1935. D. pilosa auct. non Ham. (1827), nec Roxb. (1832); Kurz in J. Asiat Soc. Beng. 41(2): 291. 1872.


Trees, up to 30 m tall, deciduous. Leaves narrowly obovate to oblanceolate, with 40 - 45 pairs of nerves, acute at base, obtuse at apex, entire or dentate along margins, 25 - 45 x 10 - 15 cm, strigose mainly on nerves beneath; petioles 0.5 - 2 cm long. Flowers solitary or in pairs on up to 3 cm long shoots, ca 12 cm across; pedicels 1 - 3.5 cm long, bracteate, more or less strigose hirsute. Sepals sericeous outside, ciliate along margins. Petals obovate, 5 x 3 cm, yellow. Inner stamens with reflexed apex, ca 13 mm long. Carpels 8 (rarely 6), arranged around the conical receptacle, each with 15 - 20 ovules; styles recurved, ca 10 mm long. Fruits ca 2.5 cm across, subglobose, orange in colour.

Fl. & Fr. March - July.

Distrib. India: Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Endemic.




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