Flower NameDillenia philippinensis
Formal NameDillenia philippinensis
AliasPhilippines Simpoh, フィリピネス・シンポー, Dillenia philippinensis, Katoman, 枇杷擬, ディレニア・フィリピネンシス
Dillenia philippinensis is an evergreen tree of the family Dilleniaceae genus Dillenia native to the Philippines.It grows wild for the forest which is high humidity of the tropics and does like water and sunlight.The leaf resembles the leaf of the loquat, and a leaf vein is clear into long pieces. In the center of five-petaled white flower, florid stamens swell. One piece of petal comes loose and falls, and spherical fruit becomes after a flower, but does not become to be edible. Because flower blooms one after another, and a petal is scattered steadily, and fruit becomes, a flower and fruit exist at the same time.
Common name: Dillenia philippinensis, scientific name:Dillenia philippinensis, aka: Philippines Simpoh, Katoman, origin: Philippine inherent species, habitat: humid in the tropics Forest margin, living type: evergreen tall tree, height: 10 to 15 m, leaf size: large, leaf length: 15 to 30 cm leaves Shape: ovoid to elliptical, leaf color: green, leaf edge: saw tooth, flower diameter: 15 to 20 cm, number of petals: 5, number of sepals: 5, flower color: white, pink color: bright red, flower pillar : Many in filiform form, flowering period: dry season such as April, fruit shape: spherical, fruit diameter: 7 to 10 cm, edible and unavoidable of fruits: inequalities.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flowering placeBotanic garden (sub-) Tropical area Specific area
Height1000 ~ 1500 [cm]
Diameter15 ~ 20