Elaeocarpus sylvestris

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Elaeocarpus sylvestris (Lour.) Poir.

Elaeocarpaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Elaeocarpales

Elaeocarpus sylvestris is a tree.

Naming

Elaeocarpus sylvestris was already described and the name validly published by João de Loureiro. It was Jean Louis Marie Poiret, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1812.

Taxonomy

Elaeocarpus sylvestris is a species in the genus Elaeocarpus which contains approximately 508 to 527 species and belongs to the family of the Elaeocarpaceae (Elaeocarpus Family).

Characteristics

Elaeocarpus sylvestris - habitus
Elaeocarpus sylvestris - leaves
Elaeocarpus sylvestris - flowers
Elaeocarpus sylvestris - bark
Elaeocarpus sylvestris - fruits

Growth

The trees reach heights of 3 to 5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Elaeocarpus sylvestris is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Elaeocarpus sylvestris produces racemes of white cup-shaped flowers from July to October.

The trees produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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