|Species||Two-rows; referring to the two types of leaves arranged at different rows|
|Synonyms||Anisophyllum trapezoidale Baill., Anisophyllea rhomboidea Baill.|
|Common Names||Mousedeer Plant, Leechwood|
|Form||Shrub or small tree|
|Native Distribution||West Malesia|
Anisophyllea disticha is a shrub or small tree seldom over 2m (but can reach up to 7m according to Corner ). The diagnoistic feature is the two types of leaves; the large being rhomboid and the minute ones being tear-drop shape. It is very common in the understorey of our Central Catchment and Bukit Timah Nature Reserves.
The Mousedeer Plant often a single stemmed and short tree.
There are two distinct types of leaves, differing is size and shape.
Branching of the leaves.
The fruit ripens to bright red.