Androtium is a monotypic genus of trees in the cashew or sumac family Anacardiaceae. It contains the single species Androtium astylum. The generic name Androtium is from the Greek meaning "male ear-lobe", referring to the shape of the lobe of the stamen. The specific epithet astylum is from the Latin meaning "without style", referring to the plant's ovary.[3]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Androtium
A. astylum
Binomial name
Androtium astylum


Androtium astylum grows as a tree up to 20 metres (70 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 40 cm (16 in). Its finely cracked bark is chocolate-brown with grey patches. The flowers are white. The fruits measure up to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long.[3]

Distribution and habitatEdit

Androtium astylum grows naturally in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. Its habitat is lowland forests including swamps.[3]


  1. ^ "Androtium astylum Stapf". The Plant List. Retrieved 8 Jul 2015.
  2. ^ "Genus: Androtium Stapf". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 23 Nov 2009. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 8 Jul 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Kochummen, K. M. (1996). "Androtium Stapf". In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M.; Saw, L. G. (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 4–5, 6. ISBN 983-9592-56-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 8 Jul 2015.