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Brackenridgea hookeri (Planchon) A. Gray, New Gen. Pl. 1853 & in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts & Sc. 3: 51. 1857. Gomphia hookeri Planchon in Hooker's London J. Bot. 6: 3. 1847; A.W. Bennett in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 525. 1875. G. umbellata Hook. f. ex A.W.Bennett, l.c. 526. J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. Ochna hookeri (Planchon) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 106. 1891. Ouratia hookeri (Planchon) Burkill in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1935: 318. 1935.


Trees, up to 30 m. Leaves oblong to lanceolate, obtuse or acute or acuminate at apex, tapering at base, margins entire, denticulate in young plants, 6 - 15 x 2 - 5 cm. Inflorescence terminal, many-flowered, sessile cymes; bracts small, ovate-lanceolate, entire or pectinate; pedicels 10 - 15 mm long, longer in fruits. Flowers 10 - 20. Sepals ovate to obovate, 4 - 5 x 1 - 2 mm. Petals 5, ovate to obovate, 3 - 5 x 1 - 2 mm. Torus ca 1 mm across, becomes larger in fruits. Stamens 10; filaments 1 - 1.5 mm, anthers 1.5 - 2 mm. Carpels usually 5; styles 1.5 - 3 mm long, longer in fruits. Fruits ovoid, ca 6 x 5 mm, smooth, turning black on maturity.

Fl. April.

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands.

Thailand, Malesia and Borneo.




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