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Useful Tropical Plants

Kingiodendron alternifolium

(Elmer) Merr. & Rolfe

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cynometra alternifolia Elmer

Hardwickia alternifolia Elmer

Prioria alternifolia (Elmer) Breteler

Common Name:

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General Information

Kingiodendron alternifolium is an evergreen tree that can grow 15 - 35 metres tall. The bole can be 80 - 100cm in diameter[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and a resin.

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
,
1510
Title
A revision of four genera of the tribe Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae-Cynometreae in Indomalesia and the Pacific
Publication
Blumea Vol 18, No 1 1970, pp 1-52
Author
M.S. Knaap-van Meeuwen
Publisher
 
Year
1970
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines to New Guinea, New Britain and the Solomon Islands

Habitat

Lowland rain forest, flood plains, creeks, at elevations up to 690 metres[
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 *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



In the sterile state, this species cannot be distinguished from Kingiodendron platycarpum[
1510
Title
A revision of four genera of the tribe Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae-Cynometreae in Indomalesia and the Pacific
Publication
Blumea Vol 18, No 1 1970, pp 1-52
Author
M.S. Knaap-van Meeuwen
Publisher
 
Year
1970
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant has a dark-green sap which thickens to a gummy consistency on exposure to air. It is used for incense[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

The moderately hard wood is used for posts, beams, flooring, interior finish and furniture making[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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