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  Mesua ferruginea (Pierre) Kosterm.
  Family Name : Calophyllaceae

  Common Names : Sembawang, Buah Sembawang

Sembawang,Buah Sembawang
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Big (>30m); Medium (16m-30m))
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Peninsula Malaysia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Riverine)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Sundaland
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a large straggly tree.
      Foliage: Its stalked, leathery leaves are lanceolate with pointed tips, arranged in pairs, 7-23 cm long by 2.5-5 cm wide.
      Flowers: Its flowers are arranged on axillary racemes, each flower 2-9 cm in diameter, with four round sepals and four white, broad ovate petals which are slightly smaller, and numerous stamens.
      Fruits: Its fleshy fruits are round, with enlarged, leathery sepals that are covered with small brown hairs that cover most of the fruit except at the tip.
      Habitat :
      It grows along streams and flowing rivers in forests.
      Associated Fauna :
      Its flowers are pollinated by insects.
      Cultivation :
      It can be propagated by seed.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Timber & Products
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :

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