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Useful Tropical Plants

Cratoxylum sumatranum

(Jack) Blume

Hypericaceae

+ Synonyms

Ancistrolobus floribundus Turcz.

Cratoxylum arboreum Elmer

Cratoxylum blancoi Blume

Cratoxylum clandestinum Blume

Cratoxylum floribundum (Turcz.) Fern.-Vill.

Cratoxylum hornschuchii Blume

Cratoxylum hypericinum Merr.

Cratoxylum neriifolium Kurz

Cratoxylum punctulatum Elmer ex Merr.

Cratoxylum racemosum Blume

Elodea sumatrana Jack

Common Name:

Cratoxylum sumatranum
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.)
Public domain

General Information

Cratoxylum sumatranum is a deciduous to semievergreen tree; it can grow up to 51 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
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Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

An emergent tree, often in disturbed open sites in mixed dipterocarp and scrub vegetations at elevations up to 500 metres. Most commonly found on hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils, but also on limestone[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height43.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for interior construction and implements[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].
The wood is used for fuel and makes a good charcoal[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-12-06. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Cratoxylum+sumatranum>

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