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2. Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dub. in Ann. Mus. Col. Marseille, ser. 3.3:9. 1915.

Vern.: Rajan, Khirni.


  • Mimusops hexandra Roxb.

    Tree, 3-4 m high with deeply furrowed bark. Leaves obovate-broadly obovate, oblong or elliptic 5-12 x 3.5-5 cm, rounded or emarginate at apex, subacute at base, coriaceous, glabrous, midrib prominent beneath, lateral nerves not prominent; petiole 1 cm or more long. Flowers yellowish, axillary, solitary or fascicled. Calyx 6-lobed, pubescent. Corolla 18-lobed, tube short. Stamens 6, with an equal number of staminodes. Ovary 12-celled, hairy. Fruit berry, ovoid, red, 1-seeded, c. 1.5 x 1 cm.

    Fl. Per.: December-February.

    Type: Palla of the Telingas, Roxb, Pl. Cor. 1. t. 15. 1795.

    Distribution: Sri Lanka, India.

    In Pakistan it is cultivated in gardens in Karachi for its very sweet edible fruits (Nasir, H.M., Decorative Fl. Kar. 31. 1982).


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