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Connarus planchonianus Schellenb. in Kew Bull. 1927: 375. 1927; Leenh. in Fl. Males. Sere 1, 5: 528. 1958; Hore in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 26: 21. 1984; Lakshimn. in Hajra et al, Fl.Andaman-Nicobar Isls. 1: 351. 1999. C. grandis Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 153. 1876 (non Jack, 1822).

Large lianas, rarely shrubs or small trees, up to 2.5 m tall; branches minutely tomentose, turning glabrous with age. Leaves 1 - 2-jugate, imparipinnate, 5-foliate, glabrous; leaflets elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 10 - 30 x 3.5 - 12 cm, apex obtuse to obtusely acuminate, cuneate or rounded at base, coriaceous; nerves 8 - 14 pairs, slightly curved, veins conspicuous, transverse to the midrib; petiolules up to 1.8 cm long. Inflorescence terminal or axillary panicles, up to 40 cm long, densely ferruginous tomentose; bracts minute, scale like. Sepals elliptic-lanceolate, ca 3 x 1.5 mm, obtuse or acute, not keeled, outer surface densely tomentose, inner surface minutely pubescent. Petals lanceolate-spathulate, ca 6 mm long, obtuse, glabrous, punctate. Stamens united up to 1 mm towards base; filaments glandular-pubescent. Follicles ellipsoid-obovoid, ca 6 x 3 cm, compressed; stipe up to 1.5 cm long, beak apical, inconspicuous; pericarp Woody, coarsely wrinkled obliquely, outer surface glabrous, sparsely pubescent within.

Fl. & Fr. : May - April.

Distrib. India : In littoral forests and the road side slopes. Great Nicobar Islands. Rare.


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