Madhuca vulpina

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Madhuca vulpina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Sapotoideae
Tribe: Sapoteae
Genus: Madhuca
Species: M. vulpina
Binomial name
Madhuca vulpina

Madhuca vulpina is a tree in the Sapotaceae family. It grows up to 30 metres (98 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 45 centimetres (18 in). The bark is brown. Inflorescences bear up to three flowers. The specific epithet vulpina is from the Latin meaning "fox-like", referring to the colour of the indumentum. Habitat is forests from sea-level to 100 metres (330 ft) altitude. M. vulpina is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chai, P. P. K.; Yii, P. C. (April 2002). "Madhuca vulpina Vink" (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. 267–268. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Retrieved 27 November 2013.