IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Comprehensive Description

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Botanical Description

Bole: Branched/fluted. Small/medium. To 25 m. Bark: Brown. Flaking/fibrous. Rough. Slash: Yellow. Fibrous. Leaf: Simple. Opposite. Petiole: (1 -) 1.7 - 3 cm. Lamina: Medium. 7.8 - 22.6 (- 25) × 3.5 - 15.2 cm. Elliptic/ovate. Cuneate. Asymmetrical. Obtuse/acuminate. Entire. Glabrous except for domatia. Domatia: Tufts of hair. Glands: NR. Stipules: Lanceolate. 3.6 - 6 × 0.5 - 2 cm. Falling. Thorns & Spines: Absent. Flower: Cream/yellow. In tight heads; often bearing a large leaf-like coloured bract. Fruit: Heads of fruits 1.5 cm in diameter.


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