Xanthophyllum pauciflorum

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Xanthophyllum pauciflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Polygalaceae
Tribe: Xanthophylleae
Genus: Xanthophyllum
Species: X. pauciflorum
Binomial name
Xanthophyllum pauciflorum

Xanthophyllum pauciflorum is a tree in the family Polygalaceae. The specific epithet pauciflorum is from the Latin meaning "few flowers", referring to the inflorescences.[2]


Xanthophyllum pauciflorum grows up to 25 metres (80 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 25 centimetres (10 in). The smooth bark is greyish. The flowers are yellowish, drying yellowish orange. The olive-brown fruits are round and measure up to 1.7 cm (1 in) in diameter.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Xanthophyllum pauciflorum is endemic to Borneo. Its habitat is mixed dipterocarp forest from 250 metres (800 ft) to 800 metres (3,000 ft) altitude.[2]


  1. ^ "Xanthophyllum pauciflorum Meijden". The Plant List. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c De Wilde, W. J. J. O.; Duyfjes, Brigitta E. E. (March 2007). "Xanthophyllum pauciflorum Meijden" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K.; Kiew, Ruth. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 6. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 268,270. ISBN 983-2181-89-5. Retrieved 28 March 2014.