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Connarus kingii Schellenb. in Candollea 2: 96. 1925; Vasud. in J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 8: 121. 1986. C. gibbosus Wallich ex King in J. As Soc. Bengal 66: 6. 1897. (non Wallich ex Hook.f., 1876.)

Shrubs, semi scandent; branches densely verrucose, lenticelled, distinctly rusty puberulous. Leaves imparipinnate, 1 - 3-jugate; rachis 4.5 - 11 cm long, caducous, younger ones puberulous, glabrous on maturity; leaflets elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 8 - 15 x 4 - 7 cm, apex acute-acuminate, rigid papery, upper surface glabrous, waxy; main nerves 4 - 6 pairs, curved -up to margin with indistinct reticulation. Inflorescence terminal, densely branched, many-flowered; rachis adpressedly tomentose, bracts scaly. Flowers bisexual, ca 6.5 mm long. Sepals ovate to obovate, ca 3 x 1.5 mm, dorsal surface densely tomentose, basally subglabrous glandular. Petals linear, ca 6 x 1.5 mm, glabrous, glandular. Stamens ca 4.5 mm long, connate at the base only; filaments with scattered glands at the base. Fruits 3.5 - 4 x 2 cm, laterally compressed, oblique, stalked, apex rounded, apiculate; pericarp woody with oblique striations on the outer surface, sparsely short pubescent within. Seeds 2 - 2.3 x 1.5 cm, testa hard, basally arillate.

Fl. & Fr. : Jan. - March (next year).

Distrib. India : Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Manipur.


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