Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Simple leaves with strong sagittate base, stipules present.|
|Habit :||Deciduous or evergreen tree up to 15 m tall.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, bark brown, slightly flaky.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, hairy.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves alternate and spiral, elliptic, below pubescent with stellate hairs, apex cuspidate, base asymmetrical, one side strongly arrow-shaped, margin strongly toothed in upper half. |
Basal veins 3-5, secondary veins oblique, tertiary veins oblique.
Stipules present, large, free.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual, pedicels longer than 0.5 cm.|
|Fruits :||Fruit a capsule, up to 8 cm long, woody, splitting in 5 sections.|
|Seeds :||Seeds many, ovoid with a thin wing.|
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