Homalium integrifolium (Bois de Rivière).


This is a bush or well-branched small tree. The branches are covered with a grey bark with elliptical lenticels. The leaves have oval or elliptical lamina measuring 8 to 14 cm by 5 to 9 cm. The leaf is rather rounded at the tip, cuneiform at the base, smooth and with crenate margins. 7 to 10 pairs of secondary veins are found on the lower leaf surface. The network of veins is very prominent on both sides. The petiole is 1-1.5 cm long and 1-2 mm in diameter.  Flowers are white in colour with a red calyx.  The receptacle is 1-1.5 mm in length and filiform at the base.

 The number of petals and sepals are equal and measure 2 mm by 1 mm. They are linearly oblong, rather pubescent, rarely smooth and have margins that are both ciliated and whitish. The stamens have filaments that bear long hairs that cover almost two-thirds of their length. There are also 4 to 5 styles that are free, hairy at the base and that measure between 1 and 1.5 mm in length. The grains are smooth.

 Small tree found on riverbanks and in low altitude forests and occasionally found in rivière du Rempart, La Cascade, canal Nicolière, crête de Jonction Peak.