Aglaia apiocarpa (Thw.) Hiern - MELIACEAE

Synonym : Milnea apiocarpa Thw.

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Botanical descriptions Distribution Status Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Tree buttressed, up to 20 m tall.
Trunk & Bark : Bark pale pinkish-brown, scaly; blaze reddish.
Branches and Branchlets : Branchlets terete, densely covered with reddish-brown peltate and fimbriate margin scales, lenticellate.
Exudates : Latex white, not profuse.
Leaves : Leaves compound, pinnate, up to 42 cm long and 26 cm wide, alternate, spiral; petiole 15 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, covered with scales, glabrescent; petiolules 0.2-1.2 cm long on lateral leaflets, up to 1.6 cm on terminal leaflet; leaflets (3-) 5-9, laterals usually subopposite, rarely alternate, lamina 4-20.5 x 1-7 cm, broadly elliptic, apex acuminate with blunt tip, base cuneate, coriaceous, margin recurved, young leaves completely covered with peltate_scales, midrib and nerves with peltate_scales on both sides, scarcely peltate_scaly beneath when mature; secondary_nerves 7-10 pairs, not prominent; tertiary_nerves broadly reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers unisexual; inflorescence panicle, densely lepidote_scaly; male inflorescence 9-26 cm long; female inflorescence 5.5 cm long.
Fruit and Seed : Berry, 4 cm long, obovoid or subglobose, apiculate, reddish, 2 locular; seed 1.

Distribution :

South India and Sri Lanka.

Status :

Vulnerable (IUCN, 2000).

Literatures :

Hooker, Fl. Brit.India.1: 555. 1875; Pannell, A taxonomic monograph of the Genus Aglaia Lour. (Meliaceae), 173. 1992.

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