Symplocos cochinchinensis S.Moore
  • J. Bot. 52: 148 (1914)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Symplocos cochinchinensis S.Moore. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 02 Feb 2023'

General Information

Shrubs or trees. Branchlets glabrous, puberulent, pubescent, or reddish brown tomentose. Petiole 0.4--2.5 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, elliptic, or obovate-elliptic, 6--27 X 0.9--10 cm, abaxially glabrous, pubescent, or tomentose, base cuneate to rarely rounded, margin subentire to glandular dentate, apex acuminate to acute, lateral veins 6--14 pairs. Spikes 3--15 cm, 3--5-branched from base; axes, bracts, and bractlets, glabrous, pubescent, or tomentose; bracts 1--3 mm; bractlets 1--2 mm. Ovary 0.5--2 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes 1--3 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Corolla 3--5 mm. Drupes ampulliform to subglobose 4--7 X 4--5 mm.

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    Small shrub to large tree. Leaves very variable in all characters. Inflorescence with spicate branches. Fruit globose to ampulliform with curved embryo and seed.

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    Continental Asia (from China and Japan in the north and India in the west), throughout Malesia to Australia (Queensland and New South Wales), the Solomons, the New Hebrides, and Fiji.

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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Asia-Tropical Indo-China Thailand

    Included Subspecies

     Information From

    e-Flora of Thailand
    Chayamarit, K. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Thailand. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
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    • B Forest Herbarium All rights reserved
    Flora of China @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2022. GlobalTreeSearch online database (version 1.6). Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, UK. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34206.61761 Available at Accessed on (15/06/2022).
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online Consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).