Dendropanax cordifolius   (Britton)


 
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Hearth-leaved Aralia Tree
(Dendropanax cordifolius)

 
syn. Gilibertia cordifolia ((Britton) Fawc. & Rendle)

 
distribution:

Jamaica

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 6 m (height)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Hearth-leaved Aralia Tree, an up to 6 m tall tree with broad ovate, 9 to 20 cm long leaves, was scientifically described in the year 1912.

The species grew in the wooded limestone hillsides at the Dolphin Head Mountain in the west part of the island of Jamaica, but wasn't found again during any of the recent searches.

 
References:

- William Fawcett; Alfred Barton Rendle: Flora of Jamaica, Containing Descriptions of the Flowering Plants Known from the Island: Vol. 5. Dicotyledons, families Buxaceae to Umbelliferae. London. Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1926