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Published In: Symbolae Botanicae, . . . 3: 54. (Symb. Bot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Nov-Jan.
Type: Type: in India orientali Koenig.
Distribution: Distribution: Burma, Ceylon, and the dry deciduous forests of the Deccan and Carnatic.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Like the previous species, the tree is valued most for its saponin containing fruit, and is commonly cultivated in villages. In West Pakistan the tree is rare.
Map Location: G-5 Sind: Sakrand, Agr. Dept. Nursery, cult., S.M.H. Jafri 3834 (KUH).


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Medium sized tree. Leaves 12-17 cm long; leaflets 2-3 pairs, opposite, 6-11 cm long, 4.5-9 cm broad, elliptic-ovate, glabrous or pubescent beneath, obtuse to emarginate, terminal pair largest; petiolule c. 5 mm long, pubescent. Flowers in terminal pubescent panicles; bract 1; bracteoles 2, c. 1 mm long, subulate, pubescent, persistent; pedicel 3-4 mm long. Sepals 5, ovate, clawed, ciliate, with woolly scales above the claw. Disc concave, 5-lobed, hirsute. Stamens 8, free; unequal; filaments 3-4 mm long, hairy; anthers 1.5 mm long, apiculate; pistillode present in the male flower. Ovary ovoid, c. 3 mm long, 3-locular, hairy; style 2 mm long; stigma trifid; staminodes 8 in the female flower. Berry 3-lobed, with 1 or 2 undeveloped cocci, obovoid, 1.2-1.5 cm long, 1.5 cm broad, rusty-pubescent. Seeds black, globose, c. 6 mm in dia¬meter.
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