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Useful Tropical Plants

Burretiodendron hsienmu

W.Y.Chun & F.C.How

Malvaceae


The populations found in Vietnam are likely to be a distinct species[
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+ Synonyms

Burretiodendron tonkinense (Gagnep.) Kosterm.

Excentrodendron hsienmu (Chun & F.C.How) Hung T.Chang & R.H.Miao

Excentrodendron tonkinense (A.Chev.) H.T.Chang & R.H.Miau

Parapentace tonkinensis (A.Chev.) Gagnep.

Pentace tonkinensis A.Chev.

Common Name:

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General Information

Burretiodendron hsienmu is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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A valuable timber, it is commonly harvested from the wild.
The timber is highly valued, and in many parts of its range mature trees have become very scarce or been eliminated. Habitat loss and degradation have also contributed to the decline. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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948
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 71
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1990
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical journal containing many articles on nomenclature etc. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - southwest China, Vietnam.

Habitat

A canopy tree in lowland semi-deciduous woodland, sometimes as the dominant component[
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height35.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A slow-growing tree[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Natural regeneration is observed to be strong in forest gaps[
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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.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is very hard. It is prized for making chopping boards and is also used in building houses and boats[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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