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Buchanania lancifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 386. 1832; Hook.f ., Fl. Brit. India 2: 24. 1876.

Trees. Leaves elliptic-oblong, lanceolate, 16 - 20 cm long, apex shortly acuminate, entire, thinly coriaceous, glabrous; petioles 2.25 - 3.75 cm long. Panicles terminal, puberulous. Flowers 1.5 mm across; pedicels 1.5 mm long, pubescent. Calyx lobes ovate. Petals oblong, 1.5 x 0.8 mm, reflexed. Stamens 8, 1.5 mm long; filaments subulate; anthers sagittate. Disc 1 mm in diam., 8-crenated. Ovary 1.5 mm long, hairy at base. Drupes long, obliquely oblong, compressed.

Fl. : Cold season.

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands. Rare.

Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Notes. This species is rather rare in India. In recent years it has been collected only once.

Uses. The tender, unripe fruits are eaten locally in curries.

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