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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf blade margin
- Leaf parts
- Flower & fruit
- Plant parts
- Midrib upper surface
Places where this species can be found :
- Annandale Falls - GRENADA
- Morne Gazo - GRENADA
DescriptionTree up to 20m; branches horizontal with leaves forming a flat layer; blades 4-15cm, oblong to ovate, serrated, softly hairy; Serrations of two sizes, base asymmetric, sometimes with small side lobes nr. base; hair-like intrapetiolar stipules. Bark dark, furrowed, fibrous, developing slight buttresses when large. Fruit black, usually indehiscent rough c. 2 cm in diameter.
InterestA native of the neotropics, there was some minor movement to Asia. The fruit is edible, but eating too much cause diarrhea. The leaves are used as fodder and the bark is a medicine in India. According to Burkill (1935) an extract of the leaves is used in Java to reduce corpulence, and the wood is good and sometimes called Bastard Cedar.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, S.Cable & D. Jules
LocationOn nature trail near falls.
NotesTree 10m tall. BARK: rough, vertical fissures, flaking in strips 2cm wide. SLASH: outer layer dark chocolate brown, inner layer pink-brown, fibrous, peeling in large strips, darkening slowly, gummy exudate. LEAVES: US midrib and secs slightly raised; LS midrib and secs prominant with short scurfy indumentum, also on petiole. FRUIT: old, fallen.