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Species : Meliosma dilleniifolia Repert. Bot. Syst. 1: 423. 1842 [dilleniaefolia].

Genus : MELIOSMA Blume


Synonym(s) : Millingtonia dilleniifolia Edinburgh New Philos. J. 15: 179. 1833.;

Vernacular Name(s) : Chalta meliosma (Bangla); Dumbol (Bangla); Meliosma (English); Hingul (Chakma);


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Deciduous trees, up to 12 m tall. Leaves simple, usually clustered terminally; leaf blade obovate or ovate-elliptic, 10-30 ? 4-8 (-14) cm, papery, lower surface villous, upper sueface pubescent; base cuneate, acute or attenuate; apex acute or acuminate; margins biserrate; lateral veins 16-20 pairs; petiole c. 3.5 cm long. Inflorescence terminal panicles, 14-30 cm long; bracts ovate to linear-lanceolate; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Flowers 1.5-2.0 mm diameter. Sepals (4-) 5, ovate or broadly ovate, unequal, ciliate. Petals 5, glabrous, orbicular. Stamens 5, inner 2 fertile, outer 3 staminodial. Pistil 0.8-1.0 mm long; ovary glabrous. Drupe depressed globose, 3.0-3.5 mm diameter, finely reticulate. Flowering & fruiting: May-October.

Ecology: Thickets and forest ravines, shady places along the streams; up to 1000 m altitude.

Use: Leaves are used as fodder.

Distribution: Chittagong

State of occurrence: Rare