Castanopsis psilophylla

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Castanopsis psilophylla
Scientific classification
C. psilophylla
Binomial name
Castanopsis psilophylla

Castanopsis psilophylla is a tree in the beech family Fagaceae. The specific epithet psilophylla is from the Greek meaning "smooth leaves".[2]


Castanopsis psilophylla grows as a tree up to 30 metres (100 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 50 cm (20 in). The brown bark is smooth or with fine fissures. The coriaceous leaves measure up to 15 cm (6 in) long. Its ovoid nuts measure up to 2 cm (0.8 in) long and are considered edible.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Castanopsis psilophylla grows naturally in Borneo and the Philippines.[1][2] Its habitat is hill dipterocarp forests up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) altitude.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Castanopsis psilophylla". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 30 Jul 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Soepadmo, E.; Julia, L.; Go, Rusea (2000). "Castanopsis psilophylla Soepadmo". In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G. (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 3. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 28–30. ISBN 983-2181-06-2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 Jul 2016.