Xylopia ferruginea

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Xylopia ferruginea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Xylopia
Species: X. ferruginea
Binomial name
Xylopia ferruginea
(Hook.f. & Thomson) Baill.

Xylopia ferruginea is a species of plant in the Annonaceae family. It is a medium-sized forest tree which can reach 80 feet (24.5 meters) in height.

The word ferruginea is derived from the Latin word "ferrugo" ("rust"), and refers to the rusty colored hairs on the underside of the leaves.

In the Malay language, the common name is "Jangkang", which literally means "stilt roots".


  • The Wayside Trees of Malaya, EJH Corner, 4th Edition, 1998