Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Garuga pinnata Roxb.

Brandis, D., Illustrations of the Forest Flora of North-West and Central India, 1874, table 13.

Plants of the coast of Coromandel : selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the hon. court of directors of the East India Company Volume 3 of 3
Roxburgh, William; Banks, Joseph, Sir; Mackenzie, D.; Nicol, George; Bulmer, W.

London : G. Nicol, bookseller, 1795-1819 (London : W. Bulmer).

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Garuga pinnata Roxb.
Burseraceae (IPNI)
Hort. Bengal. 33; Pl. Corom. iii. 5. t. 208; Fl. Ind. ii. 400.
A tree up to 15 m tall, young shoots pubescent. Leaves exstipulate, alternate, 15-45 cm long, imparipinnately compound with 5-10 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite, subsessile, up to 10 cm long, 4 cm broad, oblong-lanceolate, crenate, oblique, acuminate, usually tomentose, at least when young. Flowers in much branched panicles crowded towards the end of the shoots, bisexual or unisexual, shortly pedicellate, yellow, tomentose. Bracts deciduous. Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed valvate, tomentose outside, c.6 mm long with narrow ovate teeth. Petals 5, inserted on the hypanthium beneath the margin of the disc, valvate, tomentose outside, linear-oblong, c.8 mm long. Disc crenate, thin, lining the tube of the calyx. Filaments dilated at the base, slightly hairy, anthers dorsifixed. Ovary ovoid, hairy; style hairy. Fruit l.2-1.8 cm in diameter, black with generally 2 pyrenes. Seed with a membranous covering.

Australia. Bureau of Flora and Fauna (1985). Flora of Australia. Volume 25. Melianthaceae to Simaroubaceae. Australian Govt. Pub. Service. Canberra.

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