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Cynometra malaccensis Meeuwen

Family Name: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Common Name: Belangkan, Katong, Kekatong, Kangkatong, Mengkatong, Merbau Katong
Full Sun Moderate Water Ornamental Leaves Tree


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Tree


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate

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Master ID 29087
Species ID 3400
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Species record last updated on: 22 February 2022.