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Useful Tropical Plants

Burckella obovata

(G.Forst.) Pierre

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Bassia bawun (Scheff.) Guillaumin

Bassia cocco Scheff.

Bassia erskineana F.Muell.

Bassia hollrungii K.Schum.

Bassia kajewskii Guillaumin

Bassia obovata G.Forst.

Burckella cocco (Scheff.) Pierre

Burckella erskineana (F.Muell.) Pierre

Burckella hollrungii (K.Schum.) Pierre

Burckella kajewskii (Guillaumin) H.J.Lam

Croixia obovata (G.Forst.) Baehni

Illipe bawun (Scheff.) Baill.

Illipe cocco (Scheff.) Engl.

Illipe erskineana (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Illipe hollrungii (K.Schum.) K.Schum.

Illipe mentzelii (K.Schum.) K.Krause

Illipe obovata (G.Forst.) Pierre

Lucuma cocco (Scheff.) F.Muell.

Madhuca obovata (G.Forst.) J.F.Macbr.

Payena bawun Scheff.

Payena mentzelii K.Schum.

Schefferella bawun (Scheff.) Pierre

Vidoricum cocco (Scheff.) Kuntze

Vidoricum erskieanum (F.Muell.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Burckella obovata
Burckella obovata Burckella obovata Burckella obovata

General Information

Burckella obovata is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow from 10 - 30 metres tall. The large, straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 12 metres and up to 85cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
].
The tree is valued for its edible fruit, which is gathered from the wild and sometimes also either cultivated in home gardens or encouraged to grow in more wild conditions near the village[
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 fruit is occasionally sold in local markets[
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 tree is also a source of wood and a latex.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Moluccas) to New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Habitat

A canopy or sub-canopy tree in coastal rainforests[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
]. Damp forests at elevations below 300 metres[
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
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or roasted[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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
]. Somewhat variable, though the best forms are delicious[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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 light-green fruit is a globose to obovoid berry 7 - 10cm long and 5 - 8cm in diameter, containing a single, large seed[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
].
Two main types of this fruit are found in Vanuatu - one elongate and the other rounded, of which the latter may sometimes be very large. The former are commoner than the latter, and have the reputation of being sweeter[
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
].

Medicinal

Juice extracted from the grated bark is used in the treatment of asthma[
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 leaves are used in the treatment of sick people. They are crushed and then heated; the person applying the treatment then puts the leaf mixture in their mouth and spits it forcibly on to the body of the patient[
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 a latex[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The latex is used for 'setting' or fixing the colour and design of tattoos[
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 leaves are used for rendering earth ovens watertight[
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
].

A dye is obtained from the flesh of the fruit[
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 wood is used in house construction, the cross-beams of canoes and for paddles[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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
]. A good timber for all sorts of constructional work and for making of canoes[
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
].
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