Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Habit :||Deciduous shrub up to 2 m. tall, 0.4 cm in DBH.|
|Trunk & bark :||Trunk smooth, greenish-brown, lenticellate, outer bark green, inner bark orange, sapwood yellow.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Branches glabrous, often with pair of nodes closed together, the distal one developing only one leaf so that the leaves occur in group of three.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Simple leaves, opposite, sometime in group of three, elliptic to oblong 4-7 x 12-20 cm. in length, apex acute, base acute to attenuate, margin entire, blade subcoriaceous, glabrous on both side.|
Midrib flat above, prominent below.
Primary vein single, secondary veins obtuse, closely parallel, 7-10 pairs.
Stipule interpetiolar, small, triangular.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Solitary large flower, terminal but sometime seemingly axillary, few to 1 flower, funnel shape, tube up to 6 cm. long, and lobe up to 4 cm. long, whitish cream and red dots inside corolla, with entensive sweet smell.|
|Fruits :||Fruit berry-like, solitary, globose to ovoid, learhery, indehiscent, about 3-4 cm. in diameter. Young fruit green.|
|Seeds :||Seeds numerous. .|
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