Glyptopetalum palawanense

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Glyptopetalum palawanense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Glyptopetalum
Species: G. palawanense
Binomial name
Glyptopetalum palawanense

Glyptopetalum palawanense is a tree in the staff vine family Celastraceae. The specific epithet palawanense refers to the species being native to the island of Palawan in the Philippines.[3]


Glyptopetalum palawanense grows as a small tree up to 5 metres (20 ft) tall. Its twigs are coloured grey-green. The roundish fruits measure up to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Glyptopetalum palawanense grows naturally in Palawan and in neighbouring Sabah in Borneo. Its habitat is coastal ridges.[3]


  1. ^ "Glyptopetalum palawanense". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1998. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Glyptopetalum palawanense Merr". The Plant List. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Kochummen, K. M. (1995). "Glyptopetalum palawanense 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. p. 121. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 5 April 2015.