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Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
Dillenia Suffruticosa
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Dillenia Suffruticosa

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  • 1. DILLENIA SUFFRUTICOSA aka Simpoh Air Prepare by: ROWELL BIN BOMBON
  • 2. TAXONOMY
    • Kingdom Plantae
    • Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta
    • Vascular plants Superdivision Spermatophyta
    • Seed plants Division Magnoliophyta
    • Flowering plants Class Magnoliopsida
    • Dicotyledons Subclass Dilleniidae
    • Order Dilleniales
    • Family Dilleniaceae
    • Dillenia family Genus Dillenia L.
    • dillenia Species Dillenia suffruticosa
  • 3. CHARACTERISTICS
    • C3 plant – woody, angiosperm (flowering), dicot,
    • Habitat - Asia and Australia
    • - temperate (tropica)
    • Light : Prefers full sun, can tolerate low light conditions
    • Moisture : Little water, drought and salt soil tolerance
    • Soil : Grows best in well-drained loamy soil
    • - found vigorously on eroded soil, wasteland, forest edges and swampy areas.
    • Environmental Use – birds and little animal food source, soil support, bonsai
  • 4.
    • General Uses: The large leaves of the Simpoh Air were used to wrap food such as tempeh (fermented soyabean cakes), or formed into shallow cones to contain traditional "fast food" such as rojak. The Simpoh Air sends out very deep tap roots to reach underground water sources - as a guide to decide where to dig a well .
    • Traditional medicinal uses: Simpoh Air is used to staunch bleeding wounds , and the fruit pulp may be used to wash the hair (Brunei).
  • 5. The leaves The root
    • Large (35cm long) oval leaves that are cabbage-like with slightly toothed edges.
    • Branched vein, some necrosis can be found on much older leaves.
    • Phototropism
    Subvention, tap root, wide spreaded and anchored firmly onto the ground Gravitopism
  • 6. The branches Widely branched, more branch toward the light The fruits
    • Red, splits open into segments; seeds covered with red flesh.
    • To distinguish them from flower buds, the fruits face upwards while flower buds face down.
    • Fruit ripe in 36 days
  • 7. The flower
    • The flowers open at 3 am and last only a day.
    • They are pollinated by bees which collect its pollen (the flowers don't produce nectar or a scent) or by small beetles and flies that scramble over it.
    • Almost every flower sets fruit.
  • 8.  

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