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Useful Tropical Plants

Eugenia aherniana

C.B.Rob.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Eugenia melastomoides Elmer

Jossinia aherniana (C.B.Rob.) Merr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Eugenia aherniana is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall, though is usually smaller. The bole is up to 45cm in diameter[
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.
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345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Sulawesi) to the Philippines

Habitat

Primary forests at low to medium elevations[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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.
]. Juicy, with a sour flavour[
1004
Title
Leaflets of Philippine Botany Vol. VII
Publication
 
Author
Elmer A.D.E. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manila; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Descriptions of Philippine plants, often with plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The yellow, globose fruit is around 25mm in diameter[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is brownish; it is not clearly demarcated from the whiter sapwood. The wood is heavy, hard, without any distinctive odour or taste[
1004
Title
Leaflets of Philippine Botany Vol. VII
Publication
 
Author
Elmer A.D.E. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Manila; Philippines
Year
1915
ISBN
 
Description
Descriptions of Philippine plants, often with plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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