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Useful Tropical Plants

Diplospora malaccensis

Hook.f.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Discospermum malaccense (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Tricalysia malaccensis (Hook.f.) Merr.

Common Name: Gading Gading

Diplospora malaccensis
Leaves
Photograph by: loupok
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General Information

Gading gading is a small to medium sized tree with a fairly straight bole, growing up to 18 metres tall[
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The leaves are gathered from the wild for local use as a coffee-like drink[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland and montane forest at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

A hot decoction of the leaves is drunk as a substitute for coffee[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pale yellow-brown with a slight pink tinge, not distinct from the sapwood, the wood is hard, straight-grained with a fine and even texture[
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Propagation

Seed -
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