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Useful Tropical Plants

Burckella fijiensis

(Hemsl.) A.C.Sm. & S.P.Darwin

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Burckella macrantha H.J.Lam

Burckella macropoda macrantha (H.J.Lam) H.J.Lam & P.Royen

Burckella multinervis H.J.Lam

Chelonespermum fijiense Hemsl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Burckella fijiensis is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow 25 metres or more tall. The straight bole can be 30cm or more in diameter[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].
The plant provides a popular fruit within its range and also supplies a useful timber. It is often harvested from the wild and is sometimes grown as a fruit crop within its native range[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Pacific - Fiji.

Habitat

Dense forest, forest edges at an elevation from sea level to 825 metres[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun and in moderate shade[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
]. Tolerates dry conditions, though grows best in a moist soil[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or roasted[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
]. Ripe fruits are soft and fragrant with a delicious, delicate-tasting tasting flesh[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
]. The brown fruit can be 6 - 8cm in diameter[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are used medicinally[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].

Other Uses

All parts of the plant contain an abundant white latex[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

A useful timber tree[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The wood is sometimes used for spears and the frameworks of houses[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].
Cuttings. These can be difficult to establish[
981
Title
Fruits of Oceania
Publication
 
Author
Annie Walter & Chanel Sam
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Year
2002
ISBN
1-86320-331-1
Description
A detailed guide to some of the more common edible fruits of Oceania
].
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