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Meliosma pinnata (Roxb.) Maxim. in Bull. Acad. Sci. St. Pet. 12; 64 in Obs. 1867; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 6. 1876. Millingtonia pinnata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 103. 1820. Meliosma rhoifolia Maxim. ssp. barbulata Cufod., Oest. Bot. Z. 88: 254. 1939.


Small to large trees, up to 20 m tall; flowering twigs glabrous to densely pubescent. Leaves 3 - 11-jugate; leaflets ovate, ovate-oblong, elliptic or lanceolate. more or less increasing in size towards leaf top, up to 20 x 5 cm, entire to dentate, with or without domatia in axils of nerves beneath; nerves 3 - 15 pairs. Panicles terminal, erect, profusely branched. Sepals 5 or 4, ovate, unequal; inner 3 or 4 bigger. Petals 5, glabrous or pubescent; inner petals more or less deeply bifid and glabrous. Filaments ca 1 mm long. Ovary 0.5 - 1 mm, glabrous to densely pubescent. Fruit globose to ovoid, 4 - 10 mm across when ripe.



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1a. Ovary glabrous; leaves 6 - 10 jugate, glabrous 3.2. pinnata
b. Ovary densely pubescent; leaves 3 - 7 jugate, pubescent 3.1. barbulata



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