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Allophylus chartaceus (Kurz) Radlk. in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(4): 313. 1895. Schmidelia chartacea Kurz in J. As. Soc. Bengal 43 (2): 183. 1874. Allophylus zeylanicus var. grandifolia Hiern. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 673. 1875.


Small shrubs; branches glabrous, terete; bark greyish. Leaves 1-foliolate, chartaceous to subcoriaceous; petioles broadly channeled. Leaflets broadly lanceolate, 5 - 36 x 1.5 - 15 cm, margin remotely toothed to repand, glabrous on both sides. Flowers ca 2 mm across. Sepals glabrous. Petals hairy, glands villous with reddish hairs. Stamens pilose. Fruits up to 1 cm in diam., subglobose or obovoid, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. : April - Dec.

Distrib. India : Mostly in North Eastern region. Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Nagaland.

Notes. Two very small lateral leaf1ets are also sometimes met in this species. Radlkofer (1932, l.c.) considers this species as a form of A. subfalcatus Radlk.




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