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Places where this species can be found :
- Grand Etang - GRENADA
- Petit Etang - GRENADA
- Mt. Sinai - GRENADA
Description25m evergreen tree. Buds with dense red hairs. Leaves simple, alternate or subopposite, with pulvinate petioles 1.3-3cm long. Blades elliptic, to narrowly obovate, up to 25cm long, abruptly acuminate, 6-11 prs laterals, papery. Sometimes serrated when juvenile. 2cm long purplish drupes.
InterestMeliosma - from Gk meli, honey, and osme, fragrance; reference to the honey-scented flowers.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, S.Cable & D. Jules
LocationRoad near crater lake.
NotesTree 9 m tall. BARK: smooth. SLASH: soft, fibrous, outer layer dark, inner layer pale pink turning rusty orange with a rusty orange exudate, sapwood white. LEAVES: bullate, leathery; US midrib and secondaries channelled. FLOWERS: buds white. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =146A, below=146B)