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Pometia J.R. & G. Forst.


Tall, evergreen trees; young parts and branches rusty pubescent, feebly grooved or smooth. Leaves alternate, pinnate; leaflets subsessile, subentire, hairy or glabrous on the midrib above. Inflorescence terminal and axillary, rusty puberulous panicles. Flowers minute, polygamous. Sepals 5. Petals 5 for rarely wanting. Disc annular, sometimes obscurely 5-lobed; glabrous. Stamens 5; filaments slender, shorter in female flowers. Ovary 2-lobed, locules 2, with 1 ovule in each cell. Fruits ellipsoid. Seeds with mucilaginous aril.

Sri Lanka, Malesia, Vietnam, Thailand, S. Yunnan, Farmosa; 10 species, 1 in India.

Literature. JACOBS, M. (1962). Pometia (Sapindaceae), a study in varlablity. Reinwardtia 6(2): 109 - 114




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