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Rhus griffithii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2; 12. 1876.


Mar.: Dari-asing; Nep.: Bhalaya.

Trees, up to 10 m tall. Leaves imparipinnate, petiolate; leaflets 4 - 6 pairs, ovate-oblong, 1.5 - 7 x 0.5 - 2.5 cm, caudate-acuminate, base obliquely rounded, entire, glabrous except the mid-vein and veinlets beneath. Panicles axillary, 25 - 40 cm long, pubescent. Flowers sessile. Male flowers 2 - 2.5 mm in diam. Calyx lobes ovate, pubescent. Petals oblong, 1.5 x 0.8 mm, glabrous. Stamens 5, 1.5 mm long. Disc 1.5 mm in diam., 5-lobed. Female flowers : Ovary globose; styles 3, short; stigma clavate. Drupes 4 - 7 mm in diam., laterally compressed; epicarp tomentose, bursting irregularly; stone bony.

Fl. & Fr. : March - October.

Distrib. India: Eastern Himalaya, between 1300 - 2000 m. West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Myanmar.

Uses. The young leaves are locally used as vegetable.




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