Anisophyllea nitida

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Anisophyllea nitida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Anisophylleaceae
Genus: Anisophyllea
Species: A. nitida
Binomial name
Anisophyllea nitida

Anisophyllea nitida is a tree of Borneo in the family Anisophylleaceae. The specific epithet nitida is from the Latin meaning "polished", referring to the shiny appearance of the upper leaf surface.[3]


Anisophyllea nitida grows as a tree up to 23 metres (80 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 25 cm (10 in). The bark is smooth to scaly. The ellipsoid fruits measure up to 5 cm (2 in) long.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Anisophyllea nitida is endemic to Borneo. Its habitat is dipterocarp forests.[3]


  1. ^ "Anisophyllea nitida". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1998. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Anisophyllea nitida Madani". The Plant List. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Wong, K. M.; Madani, L. (1995). "Anisophyllea nitida Madani" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. p. 23. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 23 May 2015.