Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum (Meliaceae)

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This native species of mahogany is known as the Ivory Mahogany, and it has one of the largest leaves (in terms of length) of the native mahoganies. They can be readily distinguished by the size of the compound leaf and the very conspicuously uneven bases.

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“Hairy armpits” at the nerve-midrib intersection

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Sapling leaves reach close to 2m in length.


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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