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Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merrill, J. Am. Arb. 19:353. 1938. R.R. Stewart, l.c. 458; W. Meijer, l.c. 21.

Vern.: ‘Kamlai’ (Rawalpindi Dist.).


  • Dialium coromandelicum Houtt.
  • Lannea wodier (Roxb.) Parker
  • Odina wodier Roxb.

    A small to medium sized tree, 10 m or more tall. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 5-9(-11) in number, opposite, subsessile, 50-140 x 22-50 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, glabrous above, rusty tomentose on the under surface. Bracts ± 1.2 mm long, broad ovate. Flowers unisexual, greenish, the male in compound and female in simple racemes. Calyx lobes 4, ± 1.2 mm long, broad ovate„obtuse, ciliate. Petals 4, 2 mm long, oblong, green yellow. Male flowers: Stamens 8, as long as the petals and-inserted below the annular disk; anthers ± 1.2 mm long, basifixed; filaments glabrous. Female flowers: Ovary oblong; styles 3-4, stout. Drupe 10-12 mm long, oblong, compressed, red.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Coromandel, Burmann, based on a Coromandel specimen illustrated by Houtt. (l.c.).

    Distribution: The sub-himalayan tract to the Indus, Burma, Assam, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Islands.

    The species is leafless when in flower. Fairly common in deciduous forests up to 1219 m.


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