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Filicium Thwaites ex Benth. & Hook.f


Trees; branches angular, covered with waxy scales. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, subcoriaceous; leaflets subopposite, entire, rachis broadly winged. Flowers small, polygamous. Sepals 5, imbricate, caducous. Petals 5. Disc 5-lobed. Stamens 5; filaments subulate, free; anthers ovate. Ovary globose, sessile, 2-loculed; in male flowers with pistillode only; style bent; stigma simple or bilobed; ovules solitary in each cell. Fruits fleshy, drupes 1-celled.

Tropical Africa and Asia; 3 species, 1 in India.




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