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Keywords in this picture :
- Tree (any size)
- Swamp forest
- Plant parts
- Aerial roots
- Species level terms
Places where this species can be found :
- Levera National Park - GRENADA
DescriptionLvs 4-9cm, lanceolate; Two glands near top of petiole on upper surface. Domatia. Flowers in dense heads to c 1cm. Fts in 1cm cone-like head.
InterestThe hard wood is good for making charcoal, and the bark has been used for tanning leather. With bitter and astringent taste it has also been used in medicine, as a tonic.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, C. Hughes
LocationNE tip of Grenada, immediately behind Levera beach, in mangroves around Levera Pond.
NotesSmall, sprawling, low-branched tree to 4m ht, the branches spreading, and reaching the ground in places. Adventitious roots from low spreading branches - facultative. Stilt roots. Outer bark rough, deeply fissured with raised ridged flakes. Slash dark brown outer, cream with pinkish bands inner, slowly producing a watery greenish-brown exudate. Twigs reddish, 4-winged. Leaves: leathery / rubbery; upper surface - midrib prominent, with scales; lower surface - midrib white, tertiary venation visible with a lens, conspicuous pit domatia and scales. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =137B, below=137C)