Clethra pachyphylla

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Clethra pachyphylla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Clethraceae
Genus: Clethra
Species: C. pachyphylla
Binomial name
Clethra pachyphylla

Clethra pachyphylla is a tree in the family Clethraceae. The specific epithet pachyphylla is from the Greek meaning "thick leaves".[2]


Clethra pachyphylla grows up to 10 metres (30 ft) tall. The fissured bark is pale grey. The scented flowers are white. The roundish fruits measure up to 0.3 cm (0.1 in) in diameter.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Clethra pachyphylla is endemic to Malaysian Borneo. Its habitat is hill and montane forests from 800 metres (2,600 ft) to 2,500 metres (8,000 ft) altitude.[2]


  1. ^ "Clethra pachyphylla Merr.". The Plant List. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Behraman, A. (1995). "Clethra pachyphylla Merr." (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. pp. 184–185. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 19 May 2014.