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Cerbera manghas Linn.

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Description from Flora of China

Trees to 8 m tall. Bark gray-brown; branches whorled, marked with leaf scars. Petiole 2.5-6 cm; leaf blade narrowly ovate, 6-37 X 2.3-7.8 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Peduncle stout, 5-21 cm. Pedicel terete, 1-2 cm. Flowers 4-7 cm wide. Corolla white, pinkish in center; tube 2.5-4 cm, villous inside ; lobes ovate, falcate, 1.5-2.5 cm. Drupes 5-8 X 4-6 cm, smooth. Seeds usually single. Fl. Mar-Oct, fr. Jul-Dec. 2n = 40.

Seashore, tidal river banks. S Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan, S Taiwan [Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia, Pacific Islands]


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