Aporosa benthamiana Hook. f.

Etymology Genus Without a pore or opening, reference to plant unknown
Species After George Bentham, a 19th century English botanical author
Family Phyllanthaceae
Synonyms Aporosa euphlebia Merr., Aporosa grandifolia Merr., Aporosa stipulosa Merr.
Common Names Crescent Tree
Status Native: Vulnerable
Form Tree
Native Distribution Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines


The long thick leaves, and large crescent-shaped, green stipules are diagnostic for Aporosa benthamiana.

Interesting Facts:


A Crescent Tree in the Central Catchment Reserve.

Mature leaves. Note the long leaves and large green stipules.


The diagnostic crescent-shaped green stipule.

The leaf-base of mature leaf may be cordate.

Fruits bearing on the stem and branches.



Author: Jake
Posted: 2017-06-15 / Modified: 2017-12-25