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Saraca Linn., Mant. 1: 13. 1767. Baker in Hook. f., Fl., Brit. Ind. 2: 271. 1878.

Tree. Leaf paripinnate, leaflets a few pairs; stipules small, caducous. InfloreĀ¬scence paniculate corymb ; bract small, deciduous; bracteoles coloured. Hypanthium elongated. Sepals 4, petaloid, subequal, imbricate. Petals absent. Stamens 3-9, free, exserted, filaments elongated, anthers subequal. Ovary stipitate, stipe adnate to the hypanthium; ovules many, style thin, stigma terminal. Fruit elongated, coriaceous or woody, dehiscent. Seeds compressed or subterete.

A genus with about 25 species, distributed in Tropical Asia.

Lower Taxon

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