IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Comprehensive Description

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Botanical Description

Bole: Crooked/branched. Small/large. To 25 m. Bark: Brown/grey. Soft. Flaking in strips/scaling. Slash: Pink. Soft. Thin. Leaf: Simple. Alternate. Petiole: 0.1 - 0.5 cm. Channelled. Sometimes winged. Lamina: Small. 2 - 8 × 1 - 4 cm. Elliptic/lanceolate/ovate. Cuneate. Acute/acuminate/obtuse/rounded. Entire. Glabrous/slightly hairy. Domatia: Absent. Glands: Absent. Stipules: Small. Linear. 0.2 - 0.5 cm long. Falling. Thorns & Spines: Absent. Flower: Axillary. Males in fasicles. Females 2 - 3 per axil or solitary. Dioecious. Fruit: Subglobose or lobed. 0.5 – 0.7 cm long 1 - 1.3 cm wide. Seeds metallic blue.


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