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Sabia lanceolata Colebr., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12: 355. 1818; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 2. 1876. S. tomentosa Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 3. 1876.


Beng.: Sabja-lat, Soobja; Garo: Miri, Mandri; Kh.: Samtameh.

Evergreen, woody climbers or scandent shrubs. Twigs glabrous or pubescent. Leaves elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 5 - 22 x 1.5 - 10 cm, apex acute, base acute to obtuse or rounded, sometimes herbaceous, sparsely to laxly pubescent beneath; nerves 5 - 12 pairs; petioles up to 2.5 cm long. Cymes solitary, or in thyrses, axillary, pubescent or glabrous, 15 -30-flowered; pedicels up to 13 mm, long. Flowers greenish white. Sepals ovate, sometime oblong-ovate, 0.75 - 1.25 x 0.6 - 1.5 mm. Petals oblong-ovate to oblong, 3 - 5.5 x 1.4 - 2 mm. Stamens 1.5-2 mm; filaments flattened; anthers globular to ellipsoid. Disc crown shaped. Pistil 1.25 - 1.75 mm; ovary glabrous. Druplets distinctly obovoid to oblong-obovoid, somewhat compressed, with or without persistent petals and



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Leaves glabrous beneath; inflorescence glabrous 2.1. lanceolata
b. Leaves sparsely to laxly pubescent beneath; inflorescence pubescent 2.2. siamensis


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