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Useful Tropical Plants

Litsea calophylla

(Miq.) Mansf.

Lauraceae


The authenticity of this name is still in question. It is listed in IPNI in the form given above. Tropicos database lists the plant (but omits 'Miq.' From the citation), but does not recognise the publication in which the name was published. The name also appears in 'A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar', published by the Smithsonian Institute in 2003, though they cite different authors for the name.
It appears to be very close to Litsea garciae[
680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.
].

+ Synonyms

Cylicodaphne sebifera Blume

Lepidadenia wightiana Nees

Litsea roxburghii Hassk. ex Backer

Litsea sebifera Blume

Litsea wightiana (Nees) Benth. & Hook.

Malapoenna macrantha (Wall.) Kuntze

Tetranthera calophylla Miq.

Tetranthera macrantha Wall.

Tetranthera roxburghii Hassk.

Common Name:

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General Information

Litsea calophylla is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be 42cm in diameter[
680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.
].
The plant is cultivated for its fruit, especially in Indonesia[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
,
680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known in a truly wild situation

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details



The flowers of this species are functionally hermaphrodite[
680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. Fleshy. The depressed-globose fruit is 2 - 3cm in diameter, containing a large seed 1 - 2cm long[
680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An oil extracted from the seeds, is used for making candles[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
,
680
Title
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
King G. Gamble J.S. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Botanic Garden; Calcutta
Year
1889 - 1936
ISBN
 
Description
Originally published as a series of papers in the 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal' and then mainly republished privately.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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