Glochidion philippicum (Cav.) C.B.Rob.
Robinson, C.B. (1909) Philippine Journal of Science C. Botany 4 : 103.
Buttonwood; Daintree Cheese Tree; Philippine Buttonwood; Pin Flower Tree
Dead bark layered.
Capsules about 12-15-lobed, about 10-12 mm diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).
Cotyledons ovate, about 10-12 x 7 mm. First pair of leaves with stipules about 1.5 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate to attenuate, usually a few hairs along the midrib on the upper surface, veins 7-10 each side of the midrib. Petioles hairy; stipules hairy, triangular, apex acuminate. Seed germination time 13 to 72 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Blue Moonbeam Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.70. Cause et al. (1989).