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Dillenia ingens


Dillenia ingens

Family Name: Dilleniaceae
Common Name: Giant-leaved Dillenia


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Tree
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Solomon Islands
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Large tree, able to grow up to about 20 m tall.
Trunk Bark is brown and surface uneven.
Foliage Large and broad green leaves, measuring about 75 cm long and 40 cm wide. 
Fruit Fruiting pedicels are pinkish and sepals are red.
Etymology Genus Dillenia is named after Johannes Jacobus Dillenius (1684 - 1747), a British botanist and physician, and also the first President of the Botanical Society of London. Species ingens means huge or enormous. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Fruits
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White

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Master ID 1550
Species ID 2843
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Species record last updated on: 15 February 2022.