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Useful Tropical Plants

Buchanania obovata

Engl.

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Buchanania muelleri pilosa Engl.

Buchanania oblongifolia W.Fitzg

Common Name: Green Plum

Buchanania obovata
Tree growing in dry forest
Photograph by: Fagg, M.
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Green plum is a deciduous shrub or tree growing from 1 - 15 metres tall[
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Title
Florabase
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Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
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An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
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The edible fruits are gathered from the wild and used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

Range

Australia - Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland.

Habitat

Open forests and woodlands[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
]. Skeletal soils and laterite on rocky sandstone hills and gorges[
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
]. The green fruits are about the size of grapes and hang in clusters[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
]. Fruit quality is variable, the best forms fruit heavily and have a nice flavour[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
]. The fruit can be harvested by gently shaking the tree which will cause the ripe fruits to fall to the ground[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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