Life form: medium-sized to large tree Max. height: 35 m (Voorhoeve 1965) Max. diameter: 115 cm (Voorhoeve 1965) Leaf: opposite, simple, suborbicular to obovate, macrophyll (x 10-40 cm), slightly undulate, coriaceous, medium green above, paler green beneath, scattered hairs on midrib and nerves, leaves of young trees and saplings often more elliptic and slightly more pubescent Inflorescence: axillary or terminal, cymose, flowerheads 1.5-2 cm across Flower: small; corolla white, tube-shaped Fruit: infructescence 1.3-2.3 cm across formed by numerous amphora-shaped capsules (5-8 mm); many seeds
Seed: small (1.5 mm), flat, slightly winged Other: a rather narrow, slender-boled, unbuttressed, deep-crowned tree, with conspicuous, large leaves. It is often found in village swamplands and riversides. The flush of new leaves is red. It produces knee roots a few cms in height. As mud builds up around the knee roots, they branch, to form compound structures. Wood density is 0.55 g/cm3.
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