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Sabia purpurea Hook.f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 1: 209. 1855; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 2. 1876.


Asm.: Jermineirang-Chhai; Kh.: Dieng-jermeri.

Shrubs or climbers, up to 4.5 m. Leaves oblong, oblong-ovate to sublanceolate, 3 - 12 x 1.5 - 4.5 cm, apex long acuminate, base rounded; nerves 4 - 6 pairs. Cymes solitary, axillary, up to 4.5 cm, 3 - 6-flowered, glabrous. Sepals subequal to unequal, up to 1.5 mm. Petals 5, ovate or elliptic to oblong-ovate, 3 - 4.5 x 1.25 - 2.25 mm. Stamens 5, 1.5 - 1.75 mm. Pistil 1.3 - 1.7 mm; styles narrow-conical to conical; ovary ovoid, glabrous. Droplets globular to somewhat obovoid.

Fl. & Fr. : Feb - June.

Distrib. India: In thickets and forests, between 1200 - 2100 m. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.

Notes. Chromosome number n=24 (Malia et al. in Taxon 26: 561. 1977).




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