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Terminalia buceras (L.) C. Wright

Family Name: Combretaceae
Synonyms: Buceras bucida Crantz, Bucida buceras L, Bucida ophiticola Bisse, Bucida palustris Borhidi & O.Muñiz, Bucida subinermis Bisse, Myrobalanus buceras (L.) Kuntze
Common Name: Black Olive, Gregory Wood, Oxhorn Bucida
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Butterfly Food Plant Roadside Tree / Palm Fragrant Tree


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Tiered


Native Distribution Central America, Caribbean

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Fragrant
Landscape Uses Roadside Tree / Palm

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly Food Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Green

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Master ID 1468
Species ID 2761
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Species record last updated on: 11 May 2021.