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Mammea Suriga

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Mammea Suriga

Family: Clusiaceae

Characteristic Features :

Habit : Evergreen trees, up to 18 m tall.

Stem : glabrous, monoecious ,bark rough, exfoliating in irregular pieces; sap milky; branchlets obscurely 4-angled. Leaves opposite or ternately verticillate at apieces of branchlets, oblong, up to 22 x 7 cm, obtuse at base, obtuse, retuse or acuminate at apex, dark green, shiny, glabrous; petioles 5-10 mm long, channeled above.  

Flowers : dense fascicles on nodes of old wood or in axils of fallen leaves, unisexual, often bisexual in cultivation, sweet-scented; bracteoles ca 8.  Calyx opening into 2 values, lobes concave, reflexed during anthesis, reddish.  Petals 4, oblong-obovate, acute, white, streaked with red, deciduous. Stamens numerous (60-100), yellow.

Fruit : a berry, obliquely ovoid, 2.5-3x1-1.5 cm.

Seeds : 1-4, ca 2x1 cm.

Flowering & Fruiting: March – July.

Significance :

  • Planted By : Saalumarada Thimmakka 

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