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Useful Tropical Plants

Lagerstroemia ovalifolia

Teijsm. & Binn.

Lythraceae


A very variable tree, with several diferent forms recognised in some treatments.

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General Information

Lagerstroemia ovalifolia is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 15 - 20 metres or more tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild, mainly for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used in the treatment of diarrhoea[
611
Title
Five hundred plant species in Gunung Halimun Salak National Park, West Java
Publication
 
Author
Hari Priyadi et al
Website
http://www.cifor.cgiar.org
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research; Indonesia.
Year
2010
ISBN
978-602-8693-22-6
Description
Brief details of the uses of 500 Indonesian plants. It is available as a PDF document to download from the internet.
].

The leaves are used in the treatment of malaria, dermatosis[
611
Title
Five hundred plant species in Gunung Halimun Salak National Park, West Java
Publication
 
Author
Hari Priyadi et al
Website
http://www.cifor.cgiar.org
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research; Indonesia.
Year
2010
ISBN
978-602-8693-22-6
Description
Brief details of the uses of 500 Indonesian plants. It is available as a PDF document to download from the internet.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used for medium heavy construction (door and window frames), bridge and wharf building, boat building, railway sleepers, panelling, flooring, joinery, agriculture implements, boxes, tool handles and sporting goods.[
611
Title
Five hundred plant species in Gunung Halimun Salak National Park, West Java
Publication
 
Author
Hari Priyadi et al
Website
http://www.cifor.cgiar.org
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research; Indonesia.
Year
2010
ISBN
978-602-8693-22-6
Description
Brief details of the uses of 500 Indonesian plants. It is available as a PDF document to download from the internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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