I was asked by my biology teacher to find out it’s name but it seems like a pretty common plant to me so I have no idea how to start. Any idea what type of plant it is?

It was found in Malaysia in my school compound

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    $\begingroup$ If you know where and when this was found, this could be helpful extra information to add to your question. $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Sep 2 '19 at 11:10
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    $\begingroup$ can you kindly add the image of inflorescence, flower and fruit of this plant? close-up if possible. Dissecting a flower helps greatly. also add a photograph of the whole plant, twigs and trunk. $\endgroup$ Sep 4 '19 at 15:54

I have no idea how to start

You probably need an "identification key", or some kind of guide, that will help you identify the plant based on a series of questions or identification criteria.

To be able to use such keys or guides, you will need to familiarize yourself with technical vocabulary used in plant description. Some idea of the kind of ecosystem where the plant lives in would likely help too.

If the plant seems common, you will maybe find it on listings of common plants for your area.


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