If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Melientha suavis

Pierre

Opiliaceae

+ Synonyms

Melientha acuminata Merr.

Common Name:

Melientha suavis
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit (Fig B only)
Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 3: t. 264 , fig. B (1884-1895) [E. Delpy]
Creative Commons License
Melientha suavis Melientha suavis

General Information

Melientha suavis is an evergreen tree growing up to 13 metres tall[
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
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

Since the identification of this species without flowers or fruits is very difficult, the leaves of vegetatively similar species of Opiliaceae are sometimes eaten. If leaves of Urobotrya siamensis, a
species widespread in the same habitat as this species in Thailand, are eaten then these may cause death by poisoning[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

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
,
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

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

Habitat

Deciduous forest, where it is locally common; rarely in dry evergreen forest; at elevations from sea level (where it grows in beach forest) up to 600 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

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The flowers are strongly fragrant[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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
].

Edible Uses

The young leaves and inflorescences (including the young fruits) - cooked and used as a vegetable[
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
].

Fruit[
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
]. Juicy[
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
]. The fruit is a yellow drupe, 23 - 40mm long and 15 - 20mm wide[
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
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is often used to make charcoal[
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
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-02-28. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Melientha+suavis>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.