Calophyllum dryobalanoides Pierre - GUTTIFERAE

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Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution

Botanical descriptions :

Diagnostic characters : Evergreen trees, bark deeply fissured, boat-shaped. Exudate watery, yellowish. Leaves simple, opposite, secondary veins numerous at right angles to the midrib. Flowers white, stamens numerous. Fruit a drupe.
Habit : Evergreen tree.
Trunk & bark : Characteristic yellowish green deeply fissured, these boat-shaped. Inner-bark fibrous, reddish.
Branches and branchlets or twigs : Branches terete, yellow-brown pubescent when young.
Exudates : Exudate watery turning yellowish.
Leaves : Leaves simple, opposite 5-10 x 2-3.5 cm, elliptic, glabrous, apex acute to acuminate, base acute to attenuate.
Primary vein single, secondary veins very numerous, parallel and at right angles to the midrib.
Stipules absent.
Inflorescences or flowers : Inflorescence terminal or axillary, flowers white, pedicels longer than 5 mm.
Fruits : Fruit a drupe, greenish to yellow-brown.
Seeds : Seed 1.

Habitat and ecology :

Rare in evergreen forest.

Distribution :

Burma (Myanmar), South China, North East India, Thailand, Indochina, Laos.

Specimens studied :
BT 535 (Herbarium of Faculty of Sciences-NUoL, NHN-Leiden and CIRAD-Montpellier).

Literature :
P. F. Stevens. 1980. A revision of the old world species of Calophyllum (Guttiferae). J. Arnold Arbor. 61:232.
Pierre. 1885. In Fl. Forest. Cochinch. t.106.

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