Palaquium gutta

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Palaquium gutta
Palaquium gutta - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-099.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Palaquium
Species: P. gutta
Binomial name
Palaquium gutta
(Hook.) Burck[1]
Synonyms[1]

Palaquium gutta is a tree in the Sapotaceae family. It grows up to 40 metres (130 ft) tall. The bark is reddish brown. Inflorescences bear up to 12 flowers. The fruits are round or ellipsoid, sometimes brownish tomentose, up to 2.5 centimetres (1 in) long. The specific epithet gutta is from the Malay word getah meaning "sap or latex". The tree is a well-known source of gutta-percha latex. Habitat is lowland mixed dipterocarp, kerangas and limestone forests. P. gutta is found in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Palaquium gutta". The Plant List. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Mohtar, A.P. Abang Mohd. (April 2002). "Palaquium gutta (Hook.f.) Baill." (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. 287–288. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Retrieved 6 December 2013.