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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 367. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: “Hab. in Malabaria.”
Distribution: Distribution: Bengal, S. India and Ceylon.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In West Pakistan the tree is not common. The wood is hard and used for making various small articles. The root, bark and fruit are used in native medicine; the fruit also serves as a substitute for soap.
Map Location: G-5 Sind: Hyderabad, c. 130 m, Mohd. Rafiq 26 (RAW); Sakrand Agr. Dept. Nursery, cult., S.M.H. Jafri 3836 (KUH).


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A large tree. Leaves 15-30 cm long; leaflets sub-sessile, 2-3 pairs, 8-18 cm long, 5-7.5 cm broad, elliptic-lanceolate, glabrous, entire, acute, base slightly oblique, terminal pair longest. Flowers greenish-white, in terminal, slightly pubescent panicles; bract 1; bracteoles 2, 1 mm long, subulate, pubescent; pedicel 3 mm long, pubescent. Sepals 5, slightly connate at the base, 4-5 mm long, ovate-oblong, pubescent. Petals 5, free, 5-6 mm long, lanceolate-ovate, clawed, hispid. Disc 5-lobed, concave hirsute. Stamens 8, free; filaments 2-3 mm long, villous; anthers 1.5-2 mm long, basifixed, api¬culate. Ovary 3-locular, 3-lobed, ovoid, c. 3 mm long, tomentose, with 1 ovule in each locule; style 1.5 mm long. Fruit 2-3 lobed, 1.3-2 cm long, pubescent when young, hard and glabrous when mature. Seed 1 in each cell, 6-9 mm long, black.
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