Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Evergreen trees, bark scurfy-flaky, twigs hairy. Leaves simple alternate and distichous, margin toothed, below with stellate hairs. Primary nerves three, basal. Stipules present, free. Flowers bisexual. Fruit a large orange drupe.|
|Habit :||Evergreen tree up to 20 m tall.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, sometimes fluted, bark pale brown, inner bark fibrous.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, hairy.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, alternate and distichous, with stellate hairs, elliptic or obovate, apex acute to acuminate, base rounded, margin toothed at the top. |
3 prominent basal veins present, secondary veins oblique, widely paralles, tertiary veins reticulate.
Stipules present, linear, falling off early.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers arranged in a many-flowered inflorescence, terminal or in the upper axils, bisexual, pedicels up to 3 mm long.|
|Fruits :||Fruit up to 2.5 cm long, drupe orange-red, leathery.|
|Seeds :||Seed 1.|
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