Chisocheton pentandrus

Chisocheton pentandrus is a tree in the family Meliaceae.[3] The specific epithet pentandrus is from the Greek meaning "five man", referring to the five stamens of each flower.[4]

Chisocheton pentandrus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Chisocheton
C. pentandrus
Binomial name
Chisocheton pentandrus

C. pentandrus subsp. paucijugus

  • Chisocheton microcarpus Koord. & Valeton
  • Chisocheton parvifoliolus Merr.
  • Chisocheton philippinus (Turcz.) Harms
  • Dasycoleum philippinum Turcz.
  • Trichilia pentandra Blanco


The tree grows up to 40 metres (130 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 60 centimetres (24 in). The bark is greenish grey. The flowers are fragrant and cream-coloured. The fruits are round or beaked, up to 2.1 cm (1 in) in diameter.[4]

Distribution and habitatEdit

Chisocheton pentandrus is found in Thailand and Malesia.[4]


  1. ^ Barstow, M. (2017). "Chisocheton pentandrus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T61795772A61795776. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T61795772A61795776.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Chisocheton pentandrus (Blanco) Merr". The Plant List. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Chisocheton pentandrus (Blanco) Merr". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Mabberley, David J.; Sing, Anne M. (March 2007). "Chisocheton pentandrus (Blanco) Merr.". In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K.; Kiew, Ruth (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). Vol. 6. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 133–135. ISBN 978-983-2181-89-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.