Aglaia simplicifolia (Bedd.) Harms, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(4): 300 1896. (syn: Aglaia gagnepainiana Pellegr.; Aglaia haplophylla Harms; Aglaia heterobotrys Merr.; Aglaia matthewsii Merr.; Aglaia mirabilis Harms; Aglaia neotenica Kosterm.; Aglaia odoardoi Merr.; Aglaia shawiana Merr.; Aglaia sterculioides Kosterm.; Aglaia triandra Ridl.; Aglaia unifoliolata Ridl.; Beddomea racemosa Ridl.; Beddomea simplicifolia Bedd.);

Common name: Simple-Leaved Aglaia

peninsular Malaysia (Pahang, Terengganu, Selangor, Johor), Laos, Thailand,
Sumatra, Borneo, India (Karnataka, Kerala), Burma
as per Catalogue of Life;

India: Karnataka and Kerala. Forests of the W. Ghats, 600 – 1200 m. as per BSI Flora of India;


Habit: Trees up to 6 m tall.

Branches and Branchlets: Bark greyish brown, smooth; blaze reddish brown.
Branches and Branchlets: Young branchlets stellate hairy.
Exudates: Latex white, not profuse.
Leaves: Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petioles 1.3-4 cm long, swollen at both ends, stellate hairy; lamina 9.5-22.5 x 4.9-10.4 cm, elliptic to obovate, apex acuminate with blunt tip, base obtuse or acute, margin entire; midrib flat above; secondary nerves 12-14 pairs, prominent beneath; tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower: Inflorescence panicle, shorter than leaves.
Fruit and Seed: Capsule, oblong or obovoid, beaked, 2.5-4 cm long, densely rusty-tomentose.
Understorey trees in low and medium elevation wet evergreen forests, between 200 and 1400 m.
Indomalaysia; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris (Wayanad and Coorg Regions).

(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal);


May I request you to pl. post images of Aglaia simplicifolia (or sent to me) as we do not have images of this species in efloraofindia site. 


 Here you go. 


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