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Useful Tropical Plants

Harpullia cupanioides

Roxb.

Sapindaceae

+ Synonyms

Cupania rupestris Cambess.

Harpullia blancoi Fern.-Vill.

Harpullia confusa Blume

Harpullia imbricata Thwaites

Harpullia juglandifolia Blume

Harpullia rupestris Blume

Otonychium imbricatum Blume

Seringia lanceolata Blanco

Tina rupestris Blume

Common Name:

Harpullia cupanioides

General Information

Harpullia cupanioides is a shrub or a tree, usually growing up to 20 metres tall but sometimes reaching 40 metres. The cylindrical bole is sometimes crooked, but can be free of branches for up to 10 metres; it is usually up to 40cm in diameter, occasionally to 100cm with buttresses up to 2 metres high and 2 metres outwards[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also sometimes traded[
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.
].

Known Hazards

The bark contains saponins and is used as a fish poison[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - southern China, northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea and northeast Australia.

Habitat

Primary and secondary rain forest, sometimes in light forest, teak forest, tidal forest, scrub, or open places; on slopes and ridges, river banks, ravines, flats and beaches; usually on dry (to swampy) soil; sea level to 1,200 m, occ to 1,800 m[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height17.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant grows in the wild on rocky, sand, clay, or loam soils; usually on limestone on fertile volcanic soils[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for timber[
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.
].
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Propagation

Seed -

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