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Useful Tropical Plants

Palaquium galactoxylum

(F.Muell.) H.J.Lam

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Bassia galactoxyla F.Muell.

Galactoxylon pierrei Baill.

Lucuma galactoxyla (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey

Palaquium salomonense C.T.White

Sersalisia galactoxylon (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.

Common Name:

Palaquium galactoxylum
Palaquium galactoxylum Palaquium galactoxylum Palaquium galactoxylum

General Information

Palaquium galactoxylum is a deciduous tree that can grow 25 - 40 metres or more tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to two thirds of its height, 30 - 100cm in diameter with buttresses up to 2 metres high[
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Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
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Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
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Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its good quality wood, which is used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australasia - New Guinea to northern Australia, Bismarck Islands and Solomon Islands.

Habitat

A canopy tree in well developed lowland rain forest and gallery forest at elevations up to 300 metres in Australia[
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height32.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Produces a useful and decorative cabinet timber[
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Propagation

Seed -

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