Xylopia ferruginea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Xylopia ferruginea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Xylopia
Species: X. ferruginea
Binomial name
Xylopia ferruginea

Xylopia ferruginea is a species of plant in the Annonaceae family. It is a medium sized forest tree which can reach 80 feet (24.5 meters) in height.

The word ferruginea is derived from the Latin word "ferrugo" ("rust"), and refers to the rusty colored hairs on the underside of the leaves.

In the Malay language, the common name is "Jangkang", which literally means "stilt roots".

References[edit]

  • The Wayside Trees of Malaya, EJH Corner, 4th Edition, 1998