from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a genus of plants, natural order Guttiferœ.
- n. In zoology, a genus of rugose stone-corals, of the family Cyathophyllidœ.
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- n. genus of tropical evergreen trees
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The explorers referred to the belt of magnificent calophyllum trees along the margin of the south-west beach, and Mr Dalrymple thus describes a vegetable wonder --
"The third tier will be made up of a thick cover of trees like casuarina, calophyllum and honge (pongamia pinnata)."
They collected the young pandanus plants in the Wediombo area, while the calophyllum seedlings mostly come from seeds found on the beach.
"In January's rainy season we will plant 2,000 pandanus and 1,000 calophyllum trees along the coast as a barrier against the wind," Permasi head Soetadi Prawiro said recently.
Local residents have provided the pandanus and calophyllum seedlings.
"The calophyllum seeds are carried by the river and many of them can be found on the beach, where they grow easily," he said.
(_calophyllum inophyllum_ -- Linn.), which is probably the tree referred to in the text.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 18 of 55 1617-1620 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
_tournefortia_, which they call _Taheinoo_; another of the _convolvulus poluce_, which they call _Eurhe_; the _solanum centifolium_, which they call _Ebooa_; the _calophyllum mophylum_, which they call _Tamannu_; the
The explorers referred to the belt of magnificent calophyllum trees along the margin of the south-west beach, and Mr Dalrymple thus describes a vegetable wonder — “Some large fig-trees sent out great lateral roots, large as their own trunks, fifty feet into salt water; an anchor-root extending perpendicularly at the extremity to support them.