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Useful Tropical Plants

Magnolia tsiampacca

(L.) Figlar & Noot.

Magnoliaceae


Results of DNA analysis in various studies (see, for example, R.B. Figlar & H.P. Nooteboom, Blumea 49: 87-100. 2004) have supported the concept that the various genera comprising the subfamily Magnolioideae would be more consistently treated as a single genus, Magnolia. This is the treatment followed here, though it is still not universally accepted[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Elmerrillia celebica (Koord.) Dandy

Elmerrillia mollis Dandy

Elmerrillia papuana (Schltr.) Dandy

Elmerrillia sericea C.T.White

Elmerrillia tsiampacca (L.) Dandy

Michelia arfakiana A.Agostini

Michelia caerulea DC.

Michelia celebica Koord.

Michelia forbesii Baker f.

Michelia mollis (Dandy) McLaughlin

Michelia tsiampacca L.

Talauma papuana Schltr.

Common Name:

Magnolia tsiampacca
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits
Photograph by: Flora Malesiana, vol. 10: p. 597, fig. 10 (1984-1989) [W.E. Trevithick]
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General Information

Magnolia tsiampacca is an evergreen tree with a large, spreading crown that can grow up to 60 metres tall[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
,
441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.
]. The cylindrical bole can be crooked or straight, around 100 - 150cm in diameter and free of branches for the first 14 - 20 metres[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
]. It occasionally has buttresses up to 50cm high[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
].
A tree yields a high quality timber, and is commonly exploited from the wild. The wood is exported.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea.

Habitat

An emergent or canopy tree in lowland to submontane rainforest, and occasionally in areas of secondary forest[
441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height50.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pale brown, clearly defined from the straw-coloured sapwood, it has a persistent, spicy smell[
441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.
]. The wood is close-grained, durable, strong and easily worked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used for making high grade furniture, house construction, boat building etc[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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