Cynometra ramiflora var. ramiflora

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Cynometra ramiflora var. ramiflora

Description

Tree 4-26 m tall. Leaves 1- and/or 2-jugate, rarely 2-jugate only. Rachis of inflorescence 1.3-2.5 cm, usually glabrescent, sometimes glabrous; bracteoles 3-4 mm long, inserted at or near the base of the pedicel; pedicels 7-15 mm, densely patent-hairy or pubescent, sometimes glabrescent or glabrous. Sepals 4-6 mm long, usually with a few hairs near the tip, sometimes hairy all over, sometimes glabrous. Petals 5-8 mm long, lanceolate, sometimes with a small mucro. Stamens 10 (once found 11, 13, and 15, respectively). Ovary densely, often curly hairy, 1- (or 2-)ovuled; stipe 1 mm; style 4-5.5 mm, with a few hairs up to halfway. Fruits broad-ovoid or -ellipsoid, the tip pointing up, thick-woody, deeply rugose, shortly brown, scurfy, 2.2-5 by 1.3-4 cm.

Distribution

From India throughout SE Asia and Malesia to the Pacific present
From India throughout SE Asia and Malesia to the Pacific, not in Sri Lanka and Australia.

Uses

The dark brown timber is heavy and hard but not very durable. It is only available in small quantity and is used in construction.