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Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch., Nomencl. Bot. ed. 108. 1797. Rhus cobbe L., Sp. Pl. 267. 1753. Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch. forma racemosus Hiern in Fl. Brit. India 1: 674. 1875.

Mar.: Tipan.

Small sized trees, up to 15 m tall. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate or elliptic-ovate, 1.5 - 12 x 0.8 - 6.5 cm, apex acute, base cuneate, subentire or serrulate, sparsely tomentose above, silvery tomentose on undersurface. Flowers ca 0.3 cm across, shortly pedicelled, in branched racemes. Fruits globose, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. : March - Dec.

Distrib. India : Plains of Eastern India, Western Ghats and Deccan plateau, along rivers and streams and in moist deciduous forests, up to 600 m. West Bengal, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Philippines.


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