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Allophylus subfalcatus Radlk. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 3(3): 342. 1907. Schmidelia distachya DC., Prodr. 1: 610. 1824. Allophylus cobbe forma distachyus Hiern in Fl. Brit. India 1: 674. 1875 and forma glaber Hiern. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 674. 1875. A. dislachyus Radlk. in Engl. &. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(5): 313. 1895. A. glaber var. acutissimus Radlk. in Engl., Das Pflanzenr. 98B. 567. 1932.


Arborescent shrubs; bark lenticelled, greyish white. Leaves long petioled; leaflets ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 7 - 24 x 0.5 - 8 cm, acuminate, unequal at base, lateral ones usually smaller, glabrous to glossy, chartaceous, distantly serrate-dentate, repand crenate. Racemes dense flowered, unbranched. Sepals glabrescent. Petals cuneate; disc puberulous. Fruits clavate-ellipsoid, glabrous, orange red.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Leaflets lanceolate 7.3. subfalcatus
b. Leaflets ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate 2
2a. Lateral leaflets unequal at base; racemes usually paired 7.2. distachyus
b. Lateral leaflets usually subfalcate; racemes not paired 7.1. acutissimus


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