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Useful Tropical Plants

Kibatalia maingayi

(Hook.f.) Woodson

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Holarrhena daronensis Elmer

Kibatalia daronensis (Elmer) Woodson

Paravallaris maingayi (Hook.f.) Kerr

Vallaris daronensis (Elmer) Merr.

Vallaris maingayi Hook.f.

Common Name:

Kibatalia maingayi
Leaves
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Kibatalia maingayi Kibatalia maingayi

General Information

Kibatalia maingayi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 42 metres tall. The straight bole can be up to 120cm in diameter, sometimes with short buttresses[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood, possibly also as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

An upper canopy tree in undisturbed forests, usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy loam soils; at elevations up to 100 metres[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height35.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

We have no specific information for this species, but the flowers of plants in this genus are often cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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.
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Medicinal

The leaves are applied topically in the treatment of an enlarged spleen[
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.
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Other Uses

The heartwood is white, it is not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is fine and even, the grain straight. The wood is soft, light in weight, not very durable and readily attacked by sapstain fungi. The wood is easy to work. It is suitable for small objects such as musical instrumants, picture frames, fixtures, pencil slats, toothpicks, knifw sheaths, polo balls, carving, matches etc[
996
Title
A Dictionary of Malaysian Timbers
Publication
Malayan Forest Records No. 30
Author
Wong T.M.
Website
http://Elaeocarpaceae
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-29-1
Description
A fairly comprehensive guide to Malaysian timbers, giving their properties and the main tree species from which they are obtained.
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Propagation

Seed -

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