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Meliosma pinnata Roxb. ex Maxim.


Description from Flora of China

Millingtonia pinnata Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 1: 103. 1820.

Trees to 15 m tall, evergreen or deciduous. Leaves odd pinnate; leaflets 11-25, lanceolate on lower axis, lanceolate or narrowly oblong on mid-axils, terminal one suboblanceolate, 7-17 × 2-4 cm, papery or subleathery, both surfaces nearly glabrous, lateral veins 10-14 pairs, somewhat ascending, arched-anastomosing 2-5 mm from margin, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin sparsely serrate or nearly entire, apex caudate-acuminate. Panicle erect, 10-55(-70) cm, pubescent, axis long and stiff, triangular, broadly and sparsely branched. Sepals 5, broadly ovate, 6-8 mm, 2 outer ones narrower. Petals: 3 outer ones suborbicular; 2 inner ones bifid to half. Ovary glabrous. Drupe globose or obovoid, 4-5 mm in diam.; endocarp globose, convex, with coarse, scattered netlike strips, midrib prominent. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1000-1500 m. S Xizang [Bangladesh, Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar].


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