Burma Fringe Tree
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Burma Fringe Tree
E Native Photo: Tabish
Common name: Burma Fringe Tree
Botanical name: Chionanthus henryanus    Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)
Synonyms: Chionanthus helferi, Linociera henryi

Burma Fringe Tree is a shrub or tree 4-18 m tall. Flowers are borne in panicles in leaf-axils, which are (including flower-cluster-stalk) 9-15 cm long, hairy. Flowers are nearly stalkless, a distinguishing character of this species. Flowers are 2-3 mm, greenish in color, slightly finely velvet-hairy or hairless outside; petals oblong, tapering, slightly united at base. Sepal-cup is velvet-hairy; sepals oblong-ovate, 1-1.5 mm, blunt or tapering. Branchlets are nearly round, hairless or so, compressed and slightly velvet-hairy when young. Leaf-stalks are stout, 2.5-4 cm, hairless; leaf blade inverted-lanceshaped, 16-33 x 4-12.5 cm, leathery, hairless, base narrowed and decurrent, tip abruptly and very short tapering. Primary veins on the leaves are 11 or 12 on each side of midrib, above slightly impressed, below raised. Drupe is black, narrowly ovoid or narrowly ellipsoid, 5-10 x 2.5-5 cm, warty. Burma Fringe Tree is found in dense forests of valleys, thickets of ravines, at altitudes of 800-1600 m, in Yunnan to Myanmar. We found it in Arunachal Pradesh. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Paradesi Anjaneyulu, Tabish Photographed in East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

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