Chisocheton granatum

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Chisocheton granatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Chisocheton
Species: C. granatum
Binomial name
Chisocheton granatum
Mabb.[1]

Chisocheton granatum is a tree in the Meliaceae family. The specific epithet granatum is from the Latin meaning "pomegranate", referring to the shape of the fruit.[2]

Description[edit]

The tree grows up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 17 centimetres (7 in). The bark is pale. The flowers are creamy-white. Fruits are roundish, red-brown, up to 9 cm (4 in) in diameter.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Chisocheton granatum is endemic to Borneo. Its habitat is hill forests from 900 metres (3,000 ft) to 1,500 metres (5,000 ft) altitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chisocheton granatum Mabb". The Plant List. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Mabberley, David J.; Sing, Anne M. (March 2007). "Chisocheton granatum Mabb." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K.; Kiew, Ruth. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 6. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. p. 124. ISBN 983-2181-89-5. Retrieved 16 February 2014.