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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia latissima

Miq.

Clusiaceae

+ Synonyms

Pentaphalangium latissimum (Miq.) Lauterb.

Common Name:

Garcinia latissima
Fallen flowers
Photograph by: Bilal Sau
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General Information

Garcinia latissima is an evergreen tree growing up to 40 metres tall, though usually smaller. The straight, cylindrical bole sometimes has short buttresses, it can be around 50 - 80cm in diameter and unbranched for up to 20 metres[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
,
576
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 22
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1941
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a study of Papuasian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea.

Habitat

A canopy or emergent tree in primary rain forest at elevations around 800 metres[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
,
576
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 22
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1941
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a study of Papuasian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellow-brown wood is hard[
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.
,
576
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 22
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1941
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a study of Papuasian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used for making tobacco pipes[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

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