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Useful Tropical Plants

Osmoxylon umbelliferum

(Lam.) Merr.

Araliaceae

+ Synonyms

Aralia umbellifera Lam.

Hedera umbellifera (Lam.) DC.

Osmoxylon amboinense Miq.

Pseudosantalum umbelliferum (Lam.) Kuntze

Common Name: Ambon Sandalwood

Osmoxylon umbelliferum
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Rumphius, G.E., Herbarium amboinense, vol. 2: p. 54, t. 12 (1741)
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General Information

Osmoxylon umbelliferum is a tree with a stout trunk[
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This tree is very little known, having been collected by botanists just once. However, it is known to be valued locally for its aromatic wood, foliage and resin, and is also known to have been in cultivation locally[
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Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Various
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http://www.archive.org
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Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
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A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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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 (Maluku)

Habitat

An understorey tree in hill forests[
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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
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Pollinators?Doves
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

When dried, the reddish wood is very fragrant. It is prized for its scent and is burnt as incense[
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Fresh yellow-red resin exuding from cracks in old trees is used for perfumery[
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The wood is difficult to work and releases a strong odour of camphor during planing[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Propagation

Seed -
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