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Useful Tropical Plants

Feroniella lucida

(Scheff.) Swingle

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Feronia lucida Scheff.

Feroniella oblata Swingle

Common Name:

Feroniella lucida
The plant is a favourite subject for bonsai
Photograph by: Nguy?n Thanh Quang
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General Information

Feroniella lucida is a small to medium-sized tree armed with numerous long, slender, sharp thorns. It grows from 10 - 15 metres tall with a straight bole 20 - 30cm in diameter[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use[
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.
]. The plant is also occasionally cultivated as fruit tree in Cambodia and Java[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Teak forests at elevations below 400 metres in Java. Sometimes occurs in situations where the soil is periodically very dry[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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.
,
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
]. The pulp of the fruit is eaten as a vegetable[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. The fruit is 60 - 70mm in diameter with a tough, woody skin about 10 mm thick[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
].

Medicinal

The pericarp (flesh and skin of the fruit) is used medicinally[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is well armed with thorns and is of potential use as a hedge[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
].

Other Uses

The plant could be useful as a rootstock for Citrus species[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
]. Although the Citrus grows more slowly, earlier fruiting is induced[
366
Title
The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives
Publication
 
Author
Swingle. W.T.
Website
http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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