wikiamp

Androtium



Androtium is a monotypic genus of trees in the cashew or sumac family Anacardiaceae. It contains the single species Androtium astylum. The generic name Androtium is from the Greek meaning "male ear-lobe", referring to the shape of the lobe of the stamen. The specific epithet astylum is from the Latin meaning "without style", referring to the plant's ovary.

Description

Androtium astylum grows as a tree up to 20 m tall with a trunk diameter of up to 40 cm. Its finely cracked bark is chocolate-brown with grey patches. The flowers are white. The fruits measure up to 1.5 cm long.

Distribution and habitat

Androtium astylum grows naturally in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. Its habitat is lowland forests including swamps.