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Useful Tropical Plants

Balsamocitrus dawei

Stapf

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Balsamocitrus dawei
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit
Photograph by: The journal of the Linnean society, Botany, vol. 37: t. 22 (1904) [M. Smith]
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General Information

Balsamocitrus dawei is a deciduous tree, usually growing 6 - 21 metres tall, occasionally to 25 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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We have no clear information on the uses of this species, but it would seem that the fruit is likely to be edible, whilst the wood is also used.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Uganda.

Habitat

Rainforests at elevations from 600 - 1,500 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height16.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Established plants should be tolerant of some drought[
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Trade Winds Fruit
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http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
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The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
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Edible Uses

The flesh is presumably edible and has a highly aromatic scent much like the bael fruit[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
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http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The yellow-orange, ovoid to globose fruit is up to 13cm long and 11cm wide[
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University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection
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http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/alphabetical.html
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A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellow-white wood is even-grained. It is difficult to saw, planing badly, but turning well, taking a good polish, nailing badly but not splitting[
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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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
The plant is most easily propagated by grafting onto seedlings of Afraegle chevalieri[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

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