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Useful Tropical Plants

Cleyera japonica

Thunb.

Pentaphylacaceae


This species has in the past been confused with, and included in, Ternstroemia japonica - see [
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.
] for full details.

+ Synonyms

Adinandra chingii F.P.Metcalf

Cleyera grandiflora Wall. ex Choisy

Cleyera lushia (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) G.Don

Cleyera ochnacea DC.

Cleyera wallichiana (DC) Siebold & Zucc.

Eurya ochnacea (DC.) Szyszyl.

Sakakia hayatae Masam. & Yamam.

Sakakia morii (Yamam.) Yamam. & Masam.

Sakakia ochnacea (DC.) Nakai

Ternstroemia japonica (Thunb.) Thunb. p.p. emend. Siebold & Zucc.

Ternstroemia lushia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

Tristylium ochnaceum (DC.) Merr.

Common Name: Sakaki

Cleyera japonica
Foliage
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General Information

Sakaki is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 10 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.
].
The timber is harvested from the wild for local use. The plant is grown as an ornamental in gardens, there are several named cultivars[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
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.

Range

E. Asia - China, India, Myanmar, Japan.

Habitat

Forests or thickets on mountain slopes or in valleys; at elevations of 200 - 2,000 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant mainly of warm temperate and subtropical areas, just extending into the tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellowish-pink wood is moderately hard, very smooth, close and even-grained[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used locally for house and boat building and the manufacture of furniture[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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