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Useful Tropical Plants

Atalantia monophylla

DC.

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Atalantia carissoides Wall.

Atalantia floribunda Wight

Atalantia malabarica (Raf.) Yu.Tanaka

Atalantia platystigma Wight

Atalantia puberula Miq.

Atalantia spinosa (Willd.) Yu.Tanaka

Atalantia umbellata M.Roem.

Common Name: Indian Atalantia

Atalantia monophylla
Developing fruits
Photograph by: Lalithamba
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General Information

Indian atalantia is a small, much-branched, evergreen tree growing up to 6 metres tall. The branches are usually armed with single, stout, sharp spines up to 2cm long[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild, usually for medicinal purposes[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Open country near the sea.

Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Plants succeed in warm subtropical to tropical climates.

This species can be grafted on Citrus species, and vice versa[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
].

Edible Uses

The fruits are said to make a nice pickle[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
]. The yellowish-green, globose fruits are 15 - 20mm in diameter[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
].

Medicinal

A 'warm' oil obtained from the fruit is used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
,
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. This almost certainly is an essential oil[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
An oil of a pleasant odour is obtained from the fruit and used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism[
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

It should be tested as an ornamental hedge plant in warm subtropical climates, since it has dense deep-green evergreen foliage and bears a great profusion of fragrant flowers and many small globose yellow fruits[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
].

Other Uses

The yellow wood is close-grained, heavy, very hard and takes a good polish[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
,
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Usually only available in small dimensions, it has been recommended as a substitute for boxwood and could be used for engravings[
319
Title
University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
,
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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