Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Treelets with hirsute twigs. Leaves simple, alternate distichous, margins distinctly glandular dentate. Petiole with 2 glands at the top. Flowers unisexual on different plants. Fruit green with fleshy yellow aril.|
|Habit :||Evergreen treelet up to 12 m high. Branches ascending to main trunk.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bark fissured, outer bark grey-brown, inner bark brown.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, hirsute with fawn hairs.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple alternate distichous, 9-17 by 4-6 cm, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, apex acuminate, attenuate to rounded at base, margin glandular dentate, blade coriaceous, drying brownish or greenish above, hairy on venation above, densely hirsute below.|
Midrib raised above, primary vein single, secondary veins oblique to the midrib, widely parallel and looped, tertiary veins oblique. Petiole hirsute, slightly swollen at top, with two glands at blade insertion.
Stipules ovate, hirsute, caducous.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers unisexual, grouped in axillary fascicles.|
|Fruits :||Fruit is a capsule, ellipsoid, 0.8-0.9 by 0.5-0.6 cm, hirsute, green drying brownish.|
|Seeds :||1 seed, smooth, slightly laterally compressed, covered with fleshy yellow aril.|
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