Palaquium quercifolium

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Palaquium quercifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Sapotoideae
Tribe: Sapoteae
Genus: Palaquium
Species: P. quercifolium
Binomial name
Palaquium quercifolium
(de Vriese) Burck[1]
  • Croixia quercifolia (de Vriese) Baehni
  • Dichopsis argentata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Isonandra argentata Teijsm. & Binn.
  • Isonandra macrophylla de Vriese
  • Isonandra quercifolia de Vriese
  • Palaquium argentatum (Teijsm. & Binn.) Pierre ex Burck
  • Palaquium macrophyllum (de Vriese) Pierre ex Dubard
  • Sideroxylon macrophyllum (de Vriese) Burck

Palaquium quercifolium is a tree in the Sapotaceae family. It grows up to 30 metres (100 ft) tall. The bark is red brown. Inflorescences bear up to 10 brownish tomentose flowers. The fruits are round, up to 2 cm (1 in) in diameter. The specific epithet quercifolium is from the Latin, referring to the leaves' similarity to the genus Quercus. Habitat is lowland mixed dipterocarp forest and also swamp forest. P. quercifolium is found in Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Ambon.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Palaquium quercifolium". The Plant List. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Mohtar, A.P. Abang Mohd. (April 2002). "Palaquium quercifolium (de Vriese) Burck" (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. p. 299. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Retrieved 15 December 2013.