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Parishia insignis


Parishia insignis

Family Name: Anacardiaceae
Common Name: Kayu Potianak, Red Dhup


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree


Native Distribution Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo.
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))

Description and Ethnobotany

Ethnobotanical Uses Cultural / Religious: Heritage Tree: There is currently one individual of Parishia insignis listed as Heritage Tree in Singapore. To find out more about this tree, please visit the Heritage Tree Register.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water

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Master ID 29057
Species ID 3377
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Species record last updated on: 14 June 2024.