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Leea zippeliana

Family Name: Vitaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Foliage Woody

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Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution New Guinea
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Slender shrub or small tree, able to grow up to 7 m tall.
Foliage Elliptic leaves measuring about 14 - 25 cm by 7 - 10 cm, petiole measuring about 3 - 6 cm long, white patches along midrib.
Stems Young parts of stem slightly pubescent.
Flowers Greenish yellow flowers, usually in clusters of 5.
Fruits Fruit size measuring about 10 - 15 mm long, reddish orange. Seeds usually 6, measuring 8 mm by 5 mm.
Habitat Can be found in primary rainforest, riverine forest and lowlands.
Etymology Genus Leea is named after James Lee (1715 - 1795) who is a Hammersmith nurseryman.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed

Foliar

Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed
Foliar Apex - Tip Acuminate
Foliar Base Cuneate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 32223
Species ID 6631
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.
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