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Useful Tropical Plants

Norrisia malaccensis

Gardner

Loganiaceae

+ Synonyms

Antonia griffithii Wight

Norrissia philippinensis Elmer

Common Name:

Norrisia malaccensis
Tree growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Pieter B. Pelser; Phyto Images
© Pieter B. Pelser

General Information

Norrisia malaccensis is an evergreen tree that can grow from 10 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 32 - 40cm in diameter[
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Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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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 of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known
Primary and secondary lowland rain forest, sometimes forming pure stands in old secondary forest; often found along rivers, in swamp forest or periodically inundated locations, but also in well-drained habitats; at elevations to 900 metres[
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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.
]. Altitude. It is often like mixed dipterocarp forest, on both clayey and sandy soils. Norrisia malaccensis has been reported

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

Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

Primary and secondary lowland rain forest, sometimes forming pure stands in old secondary forest; often found along rivers, in swamp forest or periodically inundated locations, but also in well-drained habitats; at elevations to 900 metres[
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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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild on both clayey and sandy soils[
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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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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pale yellow, the included phloem sometimes visible as white streaks on the radial surfaces; it is not clearly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight; the texture slightly coarse and uneven. The wood is soft to moderately hard, moderately strong and non-durable. A lightweight hardwood, it is used for internal construction and flooring. The buttresses are used to make tool handles and oars. In Sarawak the Iban value the wood for boat building[
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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