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Female flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Male flowers. CC-BY J.L. Dowe
Fruits. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scientific NameBischofia javanica Blume
Blume, C.L. von (1827) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie No. 7 : 1168. Type: Crescit: in sylvis montanis Provinciarum Javae occidentalis.
Java Cedar; Needle Bark; Cedar, Java; Beefwood
Cotyledons broadly spathulate to almost orbicular, about 10-12 x 8-9 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: stipules about 5-10 mm, base broad but narrow and linear shortly above the base. Seed germination time 20 to 21 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 700 m. Grows in lowland and upland rain forest, usually in sheltered situations often near creeks and gullies. Also occurs in Asia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.
Natural History & Notes
This species may have medicinal properties and it may also be poisonous. (http://squid2.laughingsquid.net/hosts/herbweb.com /herbage/A3605.htm)
This species is not known to be poisonous but can cause sever tainting of milk. Everist (1974).
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