Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Evergreen trees, bark deeply fissured and flaky. Leaves with a greyish-white mat of hairs below. Petiole with two glands below the middle. Stipules free, caduceus. Flowers bisexual, white. Fruit a large drupe, warty and scabby outside.|
|Habit :||Evergreen tree up to 30 m tall.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, bark grey-brown, deeply fissured, flaky.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, finely hairy.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, finely hairy, apex acute, base rounded, margin entire.|
Midrib flat above, secondary veins oblique, tertiary veins reticulate. Petioles with usually two small glands, just below the middle.
Stipules falling off early.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers arranged in a many-flowered inflorescence, terminal, bisexual, pedicels up to 3 mm long.|
|Fruits :||Fruit drupe, up to 4 cm in diameter, thinly fleshy outside, with dense hairy inner layer.|
|Seeds :||Seed(s) 1 or 2.|
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