|Etymology||Genus||Tailed (Uro) Leaves (phyllum); referring to its leaves with long narrow drip tips|
|Synonyms||Axanthes hirsuta Wight, Wendlandia bifaria Wall.|
|Common Names||Hairy Urophyllum|
|Form||Shrub or small tree|
|Native Distribution||Southern Thailand to Singapore, and Borneo|
Urophyllum hirsutum is a shrub or small tree about 3m tall. It is covered with dense white hairs on the twigs and lower surface of the leaves. A useful diagnostic is to search for its stipules found between the younger leaves (it will shed off eventually). It is hairy, long, and tapering to a point, with a raised ridge at the middle.
Form of the Hairy Urophyllum.
The leaves upper and underside.
The diagnostic long and narrow stipule. Note the hairy twigs.
Female flower clusters.
Ripe and developing berries.