Posted by arctangent
(Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Feb 24, 2021 11:31 AM concerning plant:
Trees of the genus Rhopalocarpus are endemic to Madagascar. Virtually nothing about the life cycle of Rhopalocarpus lucidus (deciduous vs. evergreen, flowers, fruits, etc.) is available online. It is said to have a forest habitat, to be widespread in Madagascar, and to be threatened by harvesting for firewood, rope and tool making. The genus name is from the Greek, meaning "club fruit", in reference to its shape.