Xylopia maccreae (Orange Jacket) (Annonaceae)

Xylopia maccreae

Members of the Annonaceae are rather non-descript plants until they start flowering or fruiting (but then again, this could be said for a great number of rainforest plants). However, the primitive status of the Annonaceae makes me a big fan of this group of plants. When sterile, the key characters of this species seems to be the hairy leaves with hairy midribs on the leaf upperside.

Xylopia maccreae

The underside is distinctively pale or glaucous with what is a very distinctive venation for those who come to know this species well.

Xylopia maccreae

Xylopia maccreae (Orange Jacket)

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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