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Botanical description

— Species, P. elata, R.Br.; Mirb. in Mem. Mus. Par. XIII, 75.

A tree of 50 to 100 feet.

Leaves. — 0blong linear or broadly linear-lanceolate, very variable in size, on some specimens with young flowers 1 1/2 to 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide and quite straight; in the ordinary form 3 to 6 inches long and 4 to 6 lines broad, straight or slightly falcate, acute or rather obtuse, the midrib prominent, the petiole very short.

Male amenta. — Clustered two or three together, sessile, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, surrounded by several short scales or bracts.

Female peduncles. — Two to 3 lines long, solitary in the axils of the lower leaves or more frequently of small bracts at the base of the year's branches.

Fruiting receptacle. — Oblong, 4 to 6 lines long, with usually only one seed, ovoid or globular; 4 to 6 lines diameter. (B. Fl. vi, 247)

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