Chisocheton pentandrus

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

C. pentandrus subsp. paucijugus

Synonyms[1]
  • Chisocheton microcarpus Koord. & Valeton
  • Chisocheton parvifoliolus Merr.
  • Chisocheton philippinus (Turcz.) Harms
  • Dasycoleum philippinum Turcz.
  • Trichilia pentandra Blanco

Chisocheton pentandrus is a tree in the Meliaceae family. The specific epithet pentandrus is from the Greek meaning "five man", referring to the five stamens of each flower.[2]

Description[edit]

The tree grows up to 40 metres (130 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 60 centimetres (24 in). The bark is greenish grey. The flowers are fragrant and cream-coloured. The fruits are round or beaked, up to 2.1 cm (1 in) in diameter.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Chisocheton pentandrus is found in Thailand and Malesia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chisocheton pentandrus (Blanco) Merr.". The Plant List. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Mabberley, David J.; Sing, Anne M. (March 2007). "Chisocheton pentandrus (Blanco) Merr." (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. pp. 133–135. ISBN 983-2181-89-5. Retrieved 22 February 2014.