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Useful Tropical Plants

Cananga latifolia

(Hook.f. & Thomson) Finet & Gagnep.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Canangium latifolium (Hook.f. & Thomson) Pierre ex Ridl.

Unona brandisana Pierre

Unona latifolia Hook.f. & Thomson

Common Name:

Cananga latifolia

General Information

Cananga latifolia is a deciduous tree with an open, oval crown; it usually grows from 10 - 20 metres tall, exceptionally to 28 metres[
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.
,
730
Title
A Field Guide to Forest Trees of Northern Thailand
Publication
 
Author
Gardener S.; Sidisunthorn P.; Anusarnsunthorn V.
Publisher
Kobfai Publishing Project; Bangkok.
Year
2000
ISBN
974-7799-01-4
Description
An excellent, concise guide to 430 species, plus notes on another 450 species. Excellent photographs and a separate section on distribution and plant uses.
,
949
Title
Flore Générale de L'Indo-Chine
Publication
 
Author
Lecomte H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Masson; Paris.
Year
1907 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
Produced in ?7 volumes, it is rather old and dated, especially with the amount of nomenclatural changes there have been in the past century, but still contains a wealth of information.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood and aromatic flowers.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

949
Title
Flore Générale de L'Indo-Chine
Publication
 
Author
Lecomte H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Masson; Paris.
Year
1907 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
Produced in ?7 volumes, it is rather old and dated, especially with the amount of nomenclatural changes there have been in the past century, but still contains a wealth of information.

Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat

Semi-open forests[
730
Title
A Field Guide to Forest Trees of Northern Thailand
Publication
 
Author
Gardener S.; Sidisunthorn P.; Anusarnsunthorn V.
Publisher
Kobfai Publishing Project; Bangkok.
Year
2000
ISBN
974-7799-01-4
Description
An excellent, concise guide to 430 species, plus notes on another 450 species. Excellent photographs and a separate section on distribution and plant uses.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The wood is febrifuge[
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 roots are febrifuge[
730
Title
A Field Guide to Forest Trees of Northern Thailand
Publication
 
Author
Gardener S.; Sidisunthorn P.; Anusarnsunthorn V.
Publisher
Kobfai Publishing Project; Bangkok.
Year
2000
ISBN
974-7799-01-4
Description
An excellent, concise guide to 430 species, plus notes on another 450 species. Excellent photographs and a separate section on distribution and plant uses.
].

Other Uses

The fragrant flowers can be used like those of ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), but the essential oil is of no commercial importance[
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.
,
949
Title
Flore Générale de L'Indo-Chine
Publication
 
Author
Lecomte H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Masson; Paris.
Year
1907 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
Produced in ?7 volumes, it is rather old and dated, especially with the amount of nomenclatural changes there have been in the past century, but still contains a wealth of information.
].

The wood is light and perishable. It is used for making packing cases, toys and shoes[
730
Title
A Field Guide to Forest Trees of Northern Thailand
Publication
 
Author
Gardener S.; Sidisunthorn P.; Anusarnsunthorn V.
Publisher
Kobfai Publishing Project; Bangkok.
Year
2000
ISBN
974-7799-01-4
Description
An excellent, concise guide to 430 species, plus notes on another 450 species. Excellent photographs and a separate section on distribution and plant uses.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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