Glycosmis trifoliata (Blume) Spreng.
Sprengel, C.P.J. (1827) Systema Vegetabilium : .
Glycosmis, Pink-fruited; Pink-fruited Glycosmis
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-4 m tall.
Fruits globular or depressed globular, about 10-12 mm diam. Style and stigma persistent at the apex of the fruit. Seeds globular, about 6-8 mm diam. Testa thin and transparent. Surface of the cotyledons marked by numerous oil glands. Cotyledons green, oil dots numerous. Radicle and plumule clothed in rusty brown or white hairs.
First pair of leaves resemble cotyledons and are opposite and ovate, about 15-25 x 10-15 mm, oil dots numerous and conspicuous. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade usually simple (becoming trifoliolate by the 12th-15th leaf) elliptic, oil dots numerous. Terminal bud clothed in short rusty brown hairs. Seed germination time 14 to 28 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Canopus and Capaneus Butterflies. Common & Waterhouse (1981).