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Published In: The Flora of British India 2: 739. 1879. (Fl. Brit. India) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/16/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 7/17/2021)
Description: Hermaphroditic, unarmed, glabrous, terrestrial (or occasionally epiphytic), evergreen shrubs to large trees. Stems well branched, pachycaulous, with both long and short shoots. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases neither clasping nor alate, exstipulate; blades palmately compound (individual leaves rarely unifoliolate); leaflets elliptic to ovate, rhombic or trullate, paperaceous to chartaceous, subentire to serrulate, with domatia in axils of secondary veins on lower surface of leaves, margins often with ciliate, hispid teeth, petiolulate. Inflorescence terminal on short shoots, erect, simple or compound umbellate or paniculate, the ultimate units umbellules; bracts minute; pedicels long and slender, unarticulated. Calyx a low rim, the margin sub-entire or with 4–5 teeth; petals 4–5, valvate, free; stamens 4–5; carpels 2–4(or 5); ovary inferior; styles free to connate almost to the apex; the disc flattened to conical. Fruit drupes, glabrous, ellipsoid to globose or slightly obloid, terete or sometimes compressed laterally; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 48.
Distribution: Asia (E Himalaya to S China, Japan, SE Asia, Malesia), humid forests, low to montane elevations; used as timber trees and medicinally (especially Gamblea ciliata).
Notes: Gamblea is a genus of 4 species.

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