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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Broadleaf
Other: Leaves are slim, with smooth, slightly wavy margins, 4-5 times as long as they are wide. Alternate arrangement.
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened
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Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2017-02-20
Rhopalocarpus lucidus - A young specimen. Because it is tucked aw
Comments:
  • 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.

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