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Useful Tropical Plants

Commiphora caudata

(Wight & Arn.) Engl.

Burseraceae

+ Synonyms

Amyris acuminata Roxb.

Balsamea caudata Engl.

Balsamodendrum caudatum Marchand

Balsamodendrum roxburghianum (Wight & Arn.) Wall. Ex Voigt

Protium caudatum Wight & Arn.

Common Name:

Commiphora caudata
Fruiting branches
Photograph by: Lalithamba
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General Information

Commiphora caudata is a deciduous tree growing from 12 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
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.
,
385
Title
Bihrmann's Caudiciforms
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An internet site giving information on caudiciform plants (plants with swollen stem bases such as the Baobab tree, cycads and many succulents). Excellent photos, usually of cultivated plants in pots.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It is occasionally used as an avenue tree and is often planted as an ornamental[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern India, Sri Lanka.

Habitat

Forests in dry hills[
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.
]. Open sunny positions, usually in well-drained, gravelly soils, at elevations from 750 - 1,100 metres[
385
Title
Bihrmann's Caudiciforms
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An internet site giving information on caudiciform plants (plants with swollen stem bases such as the Baobab tree, cycads and many succulents). Excellent photos, usually of cultivated plants in pots.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil[
385
Title
Bihrmann's Caudiciforms
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An internet site giving information on caudiciform plants (plants with swollen stem bases such as the Baobab tree, cycads and many succulents). Excellent photos, usually of cultivated plants in pots.
].
The leaves and bark have the resinous smell of mangoes[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The endosperm obtained from four or five fresh or dried seeds is taken two times a day for two to three days to relieve stomach ache[
737
Title
Ethnomedicinal Plants Survey and Documentation Related to Paliyar Community.
Publication
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 1108-15. 2008.
Author
Vikneshwaran D.; Viji M.; Raja Lakshmi K.
Website
http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl
Publisher
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 1108-15.
Year
2008
ISBN
 
Description
Brief notes on the medicinal uses of plants used by the Paliyar Community in southern India.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is grey with darker streaks; the sapwood is white. The wood cuts smoothly[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings. Very easy[
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.
].
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