Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Bole straight, leaves glaucous below, stipules falcate and pubescent. Fruit apiculate, 3 big wings and 2 smaller with longitudinal veins crossed by transversal veins.|
|Habit :||Deciduous tree up to 40 m high, sometimes reaching 100 cm in diameter, branches drooping or horizontal to the main trunk. Crown irregularly rounded.|
|Trunk & bark :||Trunk straight. Bark deeply fissured, reddish brown to greyish brown, pale yellow to orange in cut section.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Branchlets and twigs terete, hairy at tip.|
|Exudates :||Exudate resinous.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple alternate and distichous, 6.5-12.5 by 2.5 -5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acute at apex, base attenuate or rounded, margin entire, chartaceous, slightly glaucous below, reddish brown when drying.|
Midrib canaliculated above, primary vein single, secondary veins oblique to the midrib, widely parallel, tertiary veins obliquely.
Stipules present, intrapetiolar, sheathing and leaving a circular scar, falcate, pubescent, caducous.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers subsessile, arranged in panicle terminal and axillary with 8-9 ramifications, peduncle angular, pubescent.|
|Fruits :||Fruit is a nut, ovoid, 22 x 4 mm, apiculate, glabrous, yellowish-green when young, 3 big wings slightly narrow at base and rounded at the end and 2 wings smaller and acute at top, both densely crossed by very thin veins.|
|Seeds :||Seed 1.|
Top of the page