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Trema

Botanical name: Trema

Trema
Botanical name: Trema
Trema (Trema)

Description

Trema is a genus of evergreen trees. They are generally small trees, reaching 10 - 20 m tall. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate-acuminate to lanceolate with a long pointed tip, and evenly serrated margins. The fruit is a small drupe 3 - 5 mm in diameter. Trema is about 15 species. Trema is occurring in subtropical and tropical regions of southern Asia, northern Australasia, Africa, South and Central America, and parts of North America.

Species of Trema

Lesser trema

Lesser trema

The lesser trema is a shrub native to the Pacific Islands, Australia and tropical Asia. Its fibers are used for manufacturing rope and paper and its seed oil is commonly used for making soaps. Though it is a useful plant for manufacturing, lesser trema is considered an environmental weed in Queensland.
Nettle tree

Nettle tree

The nettle tree (Trema tomentosa) is named for its nettle-like leaves that, fortunately, don't sting. Nettle tree isn't farmed, but has historically been harvested in the wild for its timber and fibrous branches. Birds feed on its dark, berry-like fruit.
Florida trema

Florida trema

Florida trema is a genus of evergreen trees. They are generally small trees, reaching 10 - 20 m tall. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate-acuminate to lanceolate with a long pointed tip, and evenly serrated margins. The fruit is a small drupe 3 - 5 mm in diameter. Florida trema is about 15 species. Florida trema is occurring in subtropical and tropical regions of southern Asia, northern Australasia, Africa, South and Central America, and parts of North America.
Oriental trema

Oriental trema

The bark is grayish white and smooth. Branches well and the branches tend to extend sideways. Wakae grows grayish white short hair, but disappears later. The skin is long on the side. The leaves are in two rows, and appear to be opposite or feathery compound because they stick to the long and narrow branches. The leaves have a petiole of 8 - 10 mm in length, the leaf blades are 5 - 12 cm in length, 2 - 6 cm in width, oval oval, the tip is long and tail-shaped and sharp, the base is recessed into a shallow heart shape, Left and right are asymmetric. The leaves are thick, with a lot of short hairs on the surface, and fine serrated edges. There are 3 veins that are divided into the main vein and the base vein, and there are 4-5 side veins, which are recessed on the front and raised on the back. The back of the leaves looks white with dense hair. The cocoon leaves are lanceolate, 4 mm long and fall off immediately. From spring to summer, the inflorescences come out from the leaf buds and attach many small flowers. The inflorescence length is 1.5 - 3 cm. The drupe is oval, 3 - 4 mm in diameter, hairless and ripens black.
Trema (Trema) Trema (Trema)

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