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Useful Tropical Plants

Osmoxylon palmatum

(Lam.) Philipson

Araliaceae

+ Synonyms

Aralia palmata Lam.

Boerlagiodendron moluccanum (Miq.) Bakh.

Boerlagiodendron palmatum (Zipp. ex Boerl.) Harms

Eschweileria palmata Zipp. ex Boerl.

Osmoxylon moluccanum (Miq.) Becc.

Osmoxylon zippelianum (Miq.) Becc.

Trevesia moluccana Miq.

Trevesia zippeliana Miq.

Unjala bifida Reinw. ex de Vriese

Common Name:

Osmoxylon palmatum
Drawing of the flowering and fruiting stem
Photograph by: Rumphius, G.E., Herbarium amboinense, vol. 4: p. 101, t. 43 (1743)
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General Information

Osmoxylon palmatum is a small tree growing up to 15 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 leaves are harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

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 - Indonesia.

Habitat

An understorey tree in primary rainforests[
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 *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves and stems - cooked[
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.
,
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
]. Boiled in water or in coconut milk[
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.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are used as a treatment against gonorrhoea[
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
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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