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Botanical description

— Species, A. excelsa, Reissek, in Endl. Gen., 1098.

A tall hard-wooded timber-tree, the young branches, petioles, and inflorescence hoary or rusty with a close tomentum.

Leaves. — Petiolate, varying from broadly ovate or almost orbicular and very obtuse, to ovate or lanceolate and acute or acuminate, usually 3 to 6 inches long, entire, coriaceous, glabrous or slightly hoary above, white, or rarely rust-coloured underneath with a close tomentum, the parallel pinnate veins very prominent.

Flowers. — Two to three lines diameter, in little umbel-like cymes, arranged in dichotomous cymes in the upper axils or in a terminal corymbose panicle. Calyx tomentose.

Disk. — Broad and nearly flat.

Fruit. — Three to four lines diameter, or sometimes rather larger. (B.Fl., i. 414)

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