Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Leaves simple, alternate and spiral, clustered at the ends of the twigs. Flowers bisexual, sepals petal-like, petals pressed together over the sexual organs and narrow in the middle.|
|Habit :||Evergreen tree up to 25 m tall.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, bark dark grey with a fine network of deep fissures, slash dark red.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, glabrous.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, alternate and spiral, glabrous, usually clustered at the end of the twigs, narrowly elliptic, apex acute, base attenuate.|
Midrib flat above.
Primary veins single, secondary veins obtuse, tertiary veins invisible.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers arranged in few-flowered clusters, near the end of the twig, bisexual, pedicel longer than 0.5 cm long.|
|Fruits :||Fruit globose, 1.5 - 5 cm, leathery, irregularly breaking up when old.|
|Seeds :||Seeds 2-9, enclosed by a red aril-like (sarcotesta).|
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