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Useful Tropical Plants

Maniltoa vestita

A.C.Sm.

Fabaceae

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General Information

Maniltoa vestita is an evergreen tree that can grow 18 - 20 metres tall[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.
Maniltoa vestita is endemic to Fiji. It is common and more widespread on the larger islands, however, these same islands are currently undergoing much development and logging and mining activities, especially in Vanua Levu, and the species should be monitored. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Pacific - Fiji.

Habitat

Dense and thin forests on rocky slopes; at elevations from 200 - 500 metres[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height19.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A useful timber[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. We have no more information for this species, but a general description for the wood obtained from this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is brown or red-brown, sometimes with a golden lustre; it is distinct, but becoming indistinct from the straw-coloured or yellow-white sapwood, which turns grey-brown or brown upon exposure. The grain is straight or slightly interlocked; the texture moderately fine to moderately coarse; growth rings are indistinct. The wood is medium to heavy in weight; moderately hard to hard; fairly strong; moderately durable, but not suitable for use in contact with the ground. The heartwood is resistant to pressure impregnation and the sapwood is susceptible to Lyctus borers[
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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The wood is used for general construction, furniture, joinery, flooring, cladding, panelling, decking, lining, turnery, sliced veneer, tool handles and truck bodies[
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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The wood is used for fuel and makes good charcoal[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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