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Useful Tropical Plants

Burckella sorei

P.Royen

Sapotaceae


This species is closely related to Burckella obovata, distinguished by the smaller leaves and flowers[
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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Common Name:

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General Information

Burckella sorei is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow up to 33 metres tall. The bole is fluted, with steep and broad buttresses up to 2.4 metres tall[
980
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1967
ISBN
 
Description
The Bulletin of the Singapore Botanic Garden, it contains a range of articles on plants, particularly taxonomy.
].
The tree is a source of timber, harvested for trade. It also supplies an edible fruit and a latex for the local population.
The plant is threatened by logging activities and over-exploitation, especially as it occurs in a region subject to heavy logging activities. It is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

980
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1967
ISBN
 
Description
The Bulletin of the Singapore Botanic Garden, it contains a range of articles on plants, particularly taxonomy.

Range

Western Pacific - Solomon Isles

Habitat

Primary lowland rainforest[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
,
980
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1967
ISBN
 
Description
The Bulletin of the Singapore Botanic Garden, it contains a range of articles on plants, particularly taxonomy.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or baked[
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 obovoid-ellipsoid fruit can be up to 75mm long and 38mm in diameter, containing a single large seed[
980
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1967
ISBN
 
Description
The Bulletin of the Singapore Botanic Garden, it contains a range of articles on plants, particularly taxonomy.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A copious white exudate (latex) flows from cuts into the trunk[
980
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1967
ISBN
 
Description
The Bulletin of the Singapore Botanic Garden, it contains a range of articles on plants, particularly taxonomy.
].

The wood is orange-yellow to pink brown[
980
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1967
ISBN
 
Description
The Bulletin of the Singapore Botanic Garden, it contains a range of articles on plants, particularly taxonomy.
]. A source of timber[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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