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Useful Tropical Plants

Calophyllum dryobalanoides

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Calophyllaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Katung

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General Information

Katung is an evergreen tree growing 8 - 30 metres tall. The bole is believed to be without buttresses and is up to 45cm in diameter[
532
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 61
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1980
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A treatment of the Asian species of Colophyllum is just one of the articles in this publication. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is utilized locally for its timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

532
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 61
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1980
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A treatment of the Asian species of Colophyllum is just one of the articles in this publication. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - eastern Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Habitat

Evergreen colline forests at elevations of 200 - 1,000 metres[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
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Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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532
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 61
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1980
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A treatment of the Asian species of Colophyllum is just one of the articles in this publication. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree yields a fragrant oil that is used in hair dressings[
532
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 61
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1980
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A treatment of the Asian species of Colophyllum is just one of the articles in this publication. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The bark is used for making pails, baskets, and partitions[
532
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 61
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1980
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A treatment of the Asian species of Colophyllum is just one of the articles in this publication. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The wood is used for making small articles[
532
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 61
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1980
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A treatment of the Asian species of Colophyllum is just one of the articles in this publication. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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