Bridelia assamica Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 269 1887. ;
Arunachal Pradesh to Bangladesh as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
Shrubs or trees, 3 – 6 m tall; branchlets tomentellous when young, glabrescent in age. Leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic to obovate-elliptic or oblong-oblanceolate, acute to subacute or rounded or sub-cuneate at base, entire or often shallowly and irregularly crenulate along margins, caudate or acuminate at apex, 10 – 32 x 4.5 – 14.5 cm, stiffly chartaceous, glabrous above, sparsely pilose on nerves or rarely glabrous beneath; lateral nerves 10 – 18 pairs, terminating directly at the margins into the marginal veins; petioles 8 – 12 (- 20) mm long. Inflorescences borne on the main leafy branches, ca 6 mm in diam. (when the fruits are fallen); bracts broadly ovate, ca 0.4 mm long. Flowers: not seen. Fruits sessile, broadly ovoid to ellipsoid, 8 – 10 x 5 – 7 mm (ca 25 mm long according to J.D. Hooker, l. c.), unlobed, smooth, 1- locular, black or dark grey when dry; stylar beak ca 1 mm long; sepals triangular-acuminate, ca 2.5 x 1 mm, glabrous; seed with a longitudinal groove.
Primary forests, often along riverbanks, between 500 – 1000 m altitudes, scarce.
India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland); Bangladesh
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Kishor Deka for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project from India Biodiversity Portal)
Bridelia assamica Hook.f. (Phyllanthaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Photographer: Dr. Santanu Dey
Habit: Shrubs or trees, 3 – 6 m high.
Habitat: Scarce in primary forests, sometimes along river banks, between 500 – 1000 m altitudes.
Distribution: India (Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh) and Bangladesh.