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Useful Tropical Plants

Agasthiyamalaia pauciflora

(Bedd.) S.Rajkumar & Janarth.

Clusiaceae

+ Synonyms

Poeciloneuron pauciflorum Bedd.

Common Name:

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General Information

Agasthiyamalaia pauciflora is an evergreen tree growing up to 15 metres tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical.
The tree used to be harvested from the wild for its timber.
Overexploited in the past for its timber, populations of this species have come under further stress due to habitat destruction. Recent botanical surveys have failed to locate any specimens and it is not known for certain whether the species is now extinct. The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern India.

Habitat

Evergreen forests, generally growing along river banks, at elevations from 700 - 900 metres.

Properties

Conservation StatusCritically Endangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree yields a valuable, hard, reddish timber that is used for construction and to make walking-sticks[
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Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
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Propagation

Seed -
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