|Etymology||Genus||After Johann Jacob Dillen, an 18th century German botanist|
|Species||After Philippines, where it is found naturally in|
|Common Names||Philippine Dillenia, Katmon|
|Status||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 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.