Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Evergreen or deciduous trees, bark smooth or fissured. Leaves simple alternate, elliptic, glabrous. Stipules large, sheathing and leaving an annular scar. Flowers greenish-white, bisexual. Fruits drupaceous, large, green.|
|Habit :||Evergreen or partly deciduous tree up to 40 m tall.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, buttressed, bark grey-brown, smooth or fissured when old.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, glabrous.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, alternate and spiral, glabrous, elliptic, apex rounded, base rounded, margin entire.|
Midrib flat above, secondary veins oblique, widely parallel, tertiary veins reticulate.
Stipules large, falling off soon, leaving an annular scar.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers white to cream, arranged in a many-flowered inflorescence, axillary, appearing just before the young leaves, pedicels up to 3 mm long.|
|Fruits :||Fruit drupe, up to 6 cm long, resembling a small mango.|
|Seeds :||Seed 1.|
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