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Useful Tropical Plants

Gmelina lepidota

Scheff.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Gmelina misoolensis Moldenke

Common Name:

Gmelina lepidota
Trunk and canopy
Photograph by: Tjut Jul Fatisa Bangun
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Gmelina lepidota Gmelina lepidota

General Information

Gmelina lepidota is an evergreen tree that can grow from 7.5 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be 3 - 60cm in diameter[
1007
Title
A revision of the genus Gmelina (Lamiaceae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 67: 293 - 329
Author
de Kok, Rogier
Website
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236278737
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1874-933X
Description
A detailed revision, it also often gives plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The wood is harvested from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1007
Title
A revision of the genus Gmelina (Lamiaceae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 67: 293 - 329
Author
de Kok, Rogier
Website
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236278737
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1874-933X
Description
A detailed revision, it also often gives plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Moluccas) to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago

Habitat

Growing from rainforest to xerophytic or open vegetation, sometimes dominated by Myrtaceae (notably Eucalyptopsis papuana); at elevations from 10 - 1,000 metres[
1007
Title
A revision of the genus Gmelina (Lamiaceae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 67: 293 - 329
Author
de Kok, Rogier
Website
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236278737
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1874-933X
Description
A detailed revision, it also often gives plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild on clayey soil, sometimes over limestone, serpentine, or volcanic soils[
1007
Title
A revision of the genus Gmelina (Lamiaceae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 67: 293 - 329
Author
de Kok, Rogier
Website
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236278737
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1874-933X
Description
A detailed revision, it also often gives plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is light straw coloured. It is used for making dugout canoes[
1007
Title
A revision of the genus Gmelina (Lamiaceae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 67: 293 - 329
Author
de Kok, Rogier
Website
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236278737
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1874-933X
Description
A detailed revision, it also often gives plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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