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Dillenia aurea J. E. Smith in Exot. Bot. 2: 65, t. 93. 1806; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 37. 1872. D. pulcherrima Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 40(2): 46. 1871.


Beng.: Chamaggai; Or.: Rai.

Trees, up to 15 m tall, deciduous. Leaves elliptic-oblong, rounded or truncate at apex, entire or slightly undulate-dentate along margins, 20 - 40 x 10 - 25 cm; nerve endings often with small tufts of hairs; petioles 3 - 6.5 cm long. Flowers solitary or rarely in pairs, 10 - 12 cm across. Sepals coriaceous, ciliate along margins. Petals obovate, yellow. Inner stamens with reflexed apex, 16 - 21 mm long. Carpels 10 - 12, each with 19 - 22 ovules; styles spreading, ca 2 cm long. Fruits subglobose, 3 - 3.2 cm across, yellow. Seeds obovoid, ca 4 x 3 mm, glossy, dark brown.

Fl. & Fr. March - July.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar and N. E. Thailand.





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