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Published In: Transactions of the Linnean Society 5: 223. 1800. (Trans. Linn. Soc.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-June. Fr. Per.: November-December.
Type: Type: Described from India.
Distribution: Distribution: Sub-Himalayan tract, from Jhelum eastward, Salt Range and lower Baluchistan, Burma, Indo-China, at ± 1200 m alt.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The ‘bengal quince’ is frequently cultivated in the plains for its fruit. The pulp of fresh fruit can be used for making jams or sherbet. Dried pulp is used medicinally for the treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery. Also used in paints.
Illustration: Aegle marmelos (L.) Corrêa (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Jhelum, Jan Mohd. 481 (RAW); Rawalpindi, Poonch House, Saddar, cult, M.A. Siddiqi 7442 (RAW);
G-4 Karachi: Gandhi Gardens. cult., Y. Nasir 6581 (RAW); id., cult, S.M.H. Jafri 5026 (KUH).


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Tree, c. 6 m tall, with spines c. 15 mm long, single or paired. Leaves petiolate. sparsely white pubescent; leaflets 3-5, the lower 2 subsessibie, ovate-lanceolate, subcrenulate, obtuse. Flowers greenish-white, fragrant. Pedicels pubescent. Sepals c. 3 mm, pubescent, deciduous. Petals 13 mm, oblong, fleshy, spreading. Stamens c. 50, free or in fascicles, filaments subulate. Ovary 10-22-locular; stigma capitate. Fruit 5-10 cm in diameter, greenish-yellow or greenish, globose to pyriform; rind 3 mm thick; pulp pale orange, mucilaginous, aromatic. Seeds flat, oblong, densely woolly, embedded in transparent sticky gum.
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