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Arytera littoralis Blume, Rumphia 3: 170. 1849; Parkinson, For. Fl. Andaman Isls. 137. 1923. Euphoria xerocarpa Blume, Bijdr. 234. 1825. p.p. Arytera xerocarpa (Blume) Adelb. in Blumea 6: 324. 1948. Cupania adenophylla Planchon ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 677. 1875.


Trees or shrubs, up to 10 m tall; branchlets lenticellate with prominent leaf-scars, together with rachis pale brown; hairy to glabrous. Leaves (2-) 4 - 6 foliolate; leaflets subopposite, ovate, elliptic, elliptic oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 4 - 1.5 x 1.75 - 6.5 cm, acumiante at apex, cuneate to slightly attenuate at base, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 8 - 10 pairs. Inflorescences axillary or pseudotenninal, pubescent. Flowers yellow, up to 2.5 cm in diam. Calyx deeply lobed, segments subvalvate. Petals hairy above. Capsules with compressed lobes. Seeds ellipsoid-orbiculate, black.

Fl. & Fr. : Feb. - Nov.

Distrib. India : In the littoral forests. Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar and Malesia.




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