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  Leea zippeliana
  Family Name : Vitaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      New Guinea
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Slender shrub or small tree, able to grow up to 7 m tall.
      Foliage: Elliptic leaves measuring about 14 - 25 cm by 7 - 10 cm, petiole measuring about 3 - 6 cm long, white patches along midrib.
      Stems: Young parts of stem slightly pubescent.
      Flowers: Greenish yellow flowers, usually in clusters of 5.
      Fruits: Fruit size measuring about 10 - 15 mm long, reddish orange. Seeds usually 6, measuring 8 mm by 5 mm.
      Habitat :
      Can be found in primary rainforest, riverine forest and lowlands.
      Etymology :
      Genus Leea is named after James Lee (1715 - 1795) who is a Hammersmith nurseryman.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Cuneate
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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