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  Cyathocalyx sumatranus Scheff.
  Family Name : Annonaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      23 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a tree up to 23 m tall.
      Foliage: Its stalked, alternate leaves have leathery leaf blades that are oblong to oblong-lance-shaped, shiny green above, finely hairy below, and 14–28 by 5–7.5 cm. Its secondary veins are protruding below.
      Flowers: Its flowers grow in clusters of 2–3, with greenish petals that are up to 1 cm long.
      Fruits: Its fruit is stalkless and egg-shaped. Each fruit contains 4–6 large and flat seeds.
      Habitat :
      It grows in forests and along roads. It occurs locally in Singapore Botanic Gardens.
      Associated Fauna :
      Its flowers are insect-pollinated.
      Etymology :
      Greek Cyathocalyx, cup-shaped calyx; Latin sumatranus, from Sumatra, referring to one locality in the natural distribution of this species
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Leathery
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Green

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