Silver Timon / Jantan


Common Name
Silver Timon / Jantan
Scientific Name
Timonius wallichianus
Growth Form and Foliage
  • - It is a tree up to 7 m tall.
  • - Stalked leaves have leaf blades that are lance-shaped, narrowed to both ends, hairless above but densely silvery and hairy below, and 8.8 by 4.4 cm, with 7 pairs of veins.
  • - Unisexual.
  • - Its corolla (petal) is yellow and 0.74 cm long.
  • - Its fruit is ellipsoid, 4-lobed, finely hairy and about 9 mm long
  • - The seed, pyrenes, are slightly curved and linear-oblong
It grows in open country and at the edges of forests. It can be propagated by seed.
Ethnobotanical features
It is the preferred local food plant for caterpillars of the butterfly commander (Moduza procris)

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