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Useful Tropical Plants

Ixonanthes icosandra

Jack

Ixonanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Brewstera crenata M.Roem.

Gordonia peduncularis Wall.

Hypericinea dentata Wall.

Hypericum lucidum Wall. ex Steud.

Macarisia icosandra Planch. ex Hook.f.

Pierotia lucida Blume

Common Name:

Ixonanthes icosandra
Leaves and developing fruits
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General Information

Ixonanthes icosandra is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree with a dense, conical crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight bole sometimes has short stilt roots; it can be up to 130cm in diameter, but is often much less, and is usually buttressed[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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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
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood - the wood is also sometimes traded.

Known Hazards

None known

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

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Dense primary forest and the more open, secondary formations; growing on slopes and ridges at elevations up to 900 metres[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height24.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Leaves and roots are used in traditional medicine[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

The bark is a source of tannins. They are mainly used for toughening and preserving ropes and fishing nets[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The heartwood is brown with a slight purple-grey tinge; it is not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain is deeply interlocked or spiral; there is a stripe figure on radial surfaces; parenchyma bands may simulate growth rings figures on tangential surfaces. The wood is very hard and heavy, but is considered of little value as it is not durable and is liable to split. It is suitable for medium to heavy construction under cover, other uses include door and window frames, handles of tools, flooring boards, plus furniture and staircase components[
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.
,
939
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-Known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 12; Pagar Anak, Pepauh, Pep
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 49
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno49.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia.
Year
2009
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to four groups of lesser known commercial timbers from Peninsula Malaysia. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet.
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Propagation

Seed -
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