Antidesma petiolare Airy Shaw
Antidesma petiolatum is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Australasia - New Guinea.
In or at the edges of primary (occasionally disturbed) rainforest; in primary riverine forest; in villages, gardens and regrowth; growing on old well-drained volcanic soils; found at elevations from 50 - 850 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The wood is hard and does not blunt easily. It is preferred as a taro planting and digging stick; it is also used in bush house construction[
The wood is used for fuel[
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