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Flacourtia indica (Burm.) Merrill, Herb. Amboin. 377. 1917.

Vern. Kokoh

  • Flacourtia ramontchi
  • Gmelina indica Burm.

    Small trees, up to 6 m tall, dioecious. Spines axillary. Younger branches pubescent. Leaves oval or ovate to almost orbicular; sizes variable, up to 6 cm long; surface glabrous to pubescent; veins prominent, pubescent; margin crenate to serrate; apex acute to obtuse. Male flowers in short branched clustered racemes; branches villous. Calyx 4-5, 1- 1.5 mm long, pubescent. Stamens numerous; filaments long; anthers short, oblong, opening by slits. Female flowers on short branches, solitary or in pairs; branches and pedicels villous. Sepals 4-5, 1-1.5 mm long villous. Petals lacking. Ovary on a disc, glabrous; stigmas 5-10. Fruit globose, 6-7 mm in diameter. Seeds obovoid, 2-2.5 mm long .

    Fl. Per. March April.

    Distribution: Sub himalayan zone West Pakistan, 600 l000 m; South India, Ceylon.

    The fruits are edible.


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