Drypetes assamica 
(Hook.f.) Pax & K.Hoffm.

Locality: Jamtola
Date: March 2020

This is a small tree and the commonest species of Drypetes in North-East India and Andamans and extending to Bhutan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indo-China.

Tree 10-15m. leaves coriaceous, elliptic 8-18*3-6cm, shortly acuminate base oblique rounded or broadly cunate entire lateral veins spreading petioles 5-10mm. Male flowers in axillary fasciles 10mm diameter, on pedicels 5mm, stamens 8-12. Female flowers solitary axillary on pedicels 4-6mm, sepals 5mm, ciliate stigmas sessile. Drupes ellipsoid 2*1.5cm, shallowly furrowed densely brown appressed pubescent.

Medicinal uses:

Traditional remedies used for the treatment of various ailments are considered to be very important in the primary health care of Reang people living in Tripura state of Northeast India.


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