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Useful Tropical Plants

Meliosma angustifolia

Merr.

Sabiaceae


Meliosma angustifolia is often treated as a subspecies of Meliosma pinnata (Roxb.) Maxim.(as Meliosma pinnata angustifolia (Merr.) Beusekom). However, we are following the treatment in the Flora of China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
] which treats it as a distinct species.

+ Synonyms

Meliosma crassifolia Hand.-Mazz.

Meliosma pinnata angustifolia (Merr.) Beusekom

Common Name:

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General Information

Meliosma angustifolia is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southern China (southern Guangdong, southern Guangxi, Hainan, southeastern Yunnan)

Habitat

Valleys, wooded ravines, low mountains; at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
PollinatorsSelf
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant is found in the wild on sandy as well as on clayish and loamy soils, usually in dry, but also in moist places, such as along streams[
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The pollen ripens and the anther-cells burst while the flower is still in bud, but the pollen is still unable to escape from the anther-cells as these are locked in the cavities of the staminodes. When the bud is fully mature, it explodes at the slightest touch, the stamens snapping backwards and flinging a puff of pollen into the air. When the flower is open, petals and stamens, having done their duty, very soon drop off; hence in a Meliosma panicle almost only buds and passed flowers are found, but very few intact open flowers[
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree is a good source of timber[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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