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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Female flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Mallotus resinosus (Blanco) Merr.
Merrill, E.D. (1918) Species Blancoanae: 222. Type: ?.
Adelia resinosa Blanco, Fl. Filip. ed. 2: 562(1845), Type: Philippines, Luzon, Pasig & Angono, near Manila, Blanco; holo: ?. Claoxylon muricatum Wight, Icones plantarum Indiae orientalis: t1886(1852), Type: India, Malabar Coast?. Mallotus walkerae Hook. f., Flora British India 5: 437(1887), Type: Ceylon, Walker; holo: K?. Mallotus muricatus var. walkerae (Hook.f.) Pax & K.Hoffm., Das Pflanzenreich Heft 63: 190(1914), Type: ?. Mallotus muricatus (Wight) Mull.Arg., Linnaea 34: 191(1865), Type: ?.
Can grow into a small tree but often flowers and fruits as a shrub 3-5 m tall.
Numerous yellow glands present on the underside of the leaf blade. Two to four flat glands present on the upper surface of the leaf blade near its junction with the petiole. Leaf blades about 8-14 x 3.5-6.5 cm.
Floral bracts small and inconspicuous. Flowers about 3 mm diam. Outer surface of the tepals pubescent, inner surface glabrous. Ovary clothed in spine-like projections and yellowish glands. Stigmas two or styles 2-branched.
Cotyledons obovate, about 9-13 x 6-8 mm, 3-5-veined at the base. First pair of leaves with yellow glands on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade with yellowish glands on the underside and 2-4 flat glands on the upper surface near its junction with the petiole. Stipules hairy, +/- enclosing the terminal bud.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)