Ehretia dichotoma

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Ehretia dichotoma


Tree, rarely more than 15 m high. Leaves: petiole 6-15 mm; blade lanceolate, rarely ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-12 by 1-6 cm, entire, wavy or very rarely repanded-dentate, obliquely rounded to truncate at base, apex acute to acuminate, nerves 5 -7 on each side, at wide angles to midrib, the same colour on both sides or paler beneath, glabrous on upper, with hairs in axils of primary nerves at lower side, sometimes folded along midrib. Inflorescence terminal on young, lateral branches or axillary, subcorymbose, flowers all at one side of branches of last order, sparsely hairy, with few to numerous flowers; pedicels less than 1 mm. Stamens very long exserted. Fruit globose, 3.5-4(-5) mm in diam.


Andaman Islands present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Flores present, Timor present
Andaman Islands, Vietnam; Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Java, Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Timor).


In literature on the Malay Peninsula and also in the Tree Flora Sabah & Sarawak, the species has been called E. timorensis or E. laevis var. timorensis, from which it is widely different.


I. M. Johnston 1951 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 32: 109
Dayang Awa 1966: p. 101. – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: f. 3
Backer & Bakh. f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 460