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Useful Tropical Plants

Bouea oppositifolia

(Roxb.) Meisn.

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Bouea angustifolia Blume

Bouea burmanica Griff.

Bouea diversifolia Miq.

Bouea microphylla Griff.

Mangifera oppositifolia Roxb.

Common Name: Plum Mango

Bouea oppositifolia
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit (Fig B only)
Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 4: t. 366, fig. B (1880-1907) [E. Delpy]
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General Information

Plum mango is a tree growing up to 33 metres tall[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild, whilst the plant is also cultivated on the Malaysian peninsula around the villages as fruit tree[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forests up to elevations of 700 metres[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Grows in the hot, tropical lowlands with a monsoonal climate[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].

Edible Uses

The fruits are eaten raw or cooked[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
,
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. A sour but pleasant flavour[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. Often cooked in jams, chutneys etc[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. The yellow fruit is about 25mm long[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark brown with black streaks; it is sharply demacated from the light brown sapwood, which has a reddish tinge. Figures are formed by dark-coloured wood parenchyma on flat-sawn surfaces; dark-coloured corewood may be present; vessel lines are distinct: the texture is coarse and even; the grain is straight and/or interlocked. The wood is moderately hard to hard. It is suitable for medium construction under cover, whilst other uses include veneer and plywood, planking, general cabinet works and furniture[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
,
966
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 8: Keruntum, Kungang, Leban
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 43
Author
Lim S. C. Gan K. S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno43.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Year
2007
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of handbooks giving information on the woods of southeast Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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