Diospyros squamifolia

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Diospyros squamifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: D. squamifolia
Binomial name
Diospyros squamifolia
Kosterm.[1]

Diospyros squamifolia is a small tree in the Ebenaceae family. It grows up to 5 metres (20 ft) tall. The fruits are round, up to 1.5 cm (1 in) in diameter. The specific epithet squamifolia is from the Latin meaning "scale-like leaf", referring to the fish scale shape of the leaves. Its habitat is lowland mixed dipterocarp forests. D. squamifolia is endemic to Borneo and known only from Sabah.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diospyros squamifolia Kosterm.". The Plant List. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Ng, Francis S.P. (April 2002). "Diospyros squamaefolia Kosterm." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 4. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 91–92. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Retrieved 28 January 2014.