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Useful Tropical Plants

Ardisia pterocaulis

Miq.

Primulaceae

+ Synonyms

Ardisia platyclada King & Gamble

Ardisia synneura Scheff.

Tapeinosperma synneurum (Scheff.) Philipson

Tinus pterocaulis (Miq.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Ardisia pterocaulis
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Not known
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General Information

Ardisia pterocaulis is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 8 metres tall with a stem that can be 12cm in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

An understorey plant in undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, swamp and sub-montane forests, growing on alluvial sites near rivers and streams, but also on hillsides and ridges; at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
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Plants of Southeast Asia
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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http://www.asianplant.net/
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ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-10-29. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Ardisia+pterocaulis>

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