||After Johann Jacob Dillen, an 18th century German botanist
|| After Philippines, where it is found naturally in
||Philippine Dillenia, Katmon
||Exotic: Cultivated Only
Dillenia philippinensis is a small shrubby tree. It is easy to tell from its large attractive flowers, which come in five white petals and a red centre. The leaves are serrated along the margins and has a non-persistent stipule along the leaf stalk that will turn brown and wilt off eventually.
The Philippine Dillenia, as the name implies, is only found naturally in Philippines. It is widespread in the country, and found everywhere from lowland and mountainous areas, except for the Palawan cluster of islands (Orate & LaFrankie, 2011).
The Philippine Dillenia as a small tree cultivated in Sengkang.
Winged stipule at the leaf stalk will wilt as the leaf mature.
The leaf has serrated margins. Note the wilting wing at the base.
The white flowers with red centre are large and attractive.
ReferencesOrate MJ & JV LaFrankie. (2011) Dillenia philippensis. Flora of Philippines, University of Philippines. http://www.philippineflora.info. Accessed on 14-Sep-2013.
Posted Date: 2013-09-14 / Modified Date: 2015-01-16