Timonius timon (Rubiaceae)

Timonius timon

Colloqually known as ‘Tim Tim’, this is a very easy tree to identify by virtue of it’s hairy leaves with small tufts of hairs along the lateral veins on the leaf underside. It occurs in rain forest, open forest and sometimes even in urban areas. The aborigines used a decoction of the wood of this tree for sore eyes and a decoction of the inner bark for fevers and colds (Cribb & Cribb 1981). This tree is also found in the southeast Asian tropics.

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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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