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Useful Tropical Plants

Phoebe lanceolata

(Nees) Nees

Lauraceae


There has been some confusion in the literature over this name. Phoebe lanceolata is a valid Asian species, the name being derived from the validly published basyonym Ocotea lanceolata Nees, originally published in Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 71. 1831. In 1836, Nees gave the same name, Ocotea lanceolata (Nees) Nees, to a S. American species (this was derived from the basionym Strychnodaphne lanceolata Nees, published in Linnaea 8: 39. 1833). This later publication of the same name was illegitimate, and the S. American plant later had to be renamed (to Ocotea lancifolia (Schott) Mett.)[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Laurus lanceolaria Roxb.

Ocotea lanceolata Nees

Ocotea ligustrina Nees

Common Name:

Phoebe lanceolata
Phoebe lanceolata Phoebe lanceolata Phoebe lanceolata

General Information

Phoebe lanceolata is an evergreen tree, usually growing from 4 - 15 metres tall, occasionally reaching 20 metres. The bole is straight[
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.
,
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
].
The wood is a good source of fuel for local use. The tree is used as a pioneer species in reforestation projects in Thailand[
998
Title
Forest Restoration Planting in Northern Thailand
Publication
Proceedings of the Southeast Asian Moving Workshop on Conservation, Management and Utilization of Forest Genetic Resources No. 31/2002
Author
Pakkad G.; Elliott S.; Anusarnsunthorn V. Et al
Website
http://www.fao.org/
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Bangkok
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
A report on reforestation in northern Thailand by using specific pioneer species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

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.

Range

E. Asia - southwest China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Common in broad-leaved mountain forests; usually at elevations below 1,500 metres in southwest 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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Growth RateFast
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A fast-growing species[
998
Title
Forest Restoration Planting in Northern Thailand
Publication
Proceedings of the Southeast Asian Moving Workshop on Conservation, Management and Utilization of Forest Genetic Resources No. 31/2002
Author
Pakkad G.; Elliott S.; Anusarnsunthorn V. Et al
Website
http://www.fao.org/
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Bangkok
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
A report on reforestation in northern Thailand by using specific pioneer species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The tree is planted as a pioneer species in northern Thailand in reforestation projects to restore native woodland - it is planted in degraded woodland and open areas in a mix with various other species that all have the ability to grow fast; produce dense, weed-suppressing crowns; and attract seed-dispersing wildlife, particularly birds and bats[
998
Title
Forest Restoration Planting in Northern Thailand
Publication
Proceedings of the Southeast Asian Moving Workshop on Conservation, Management and Utilization of Forest Genetic Resources No. 31/2002
Author
Pakkad G.; Elliott S.; Anusarnsunthorn V. Et al
Website
http://www.fao.org/
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Bangkok
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
A report on reforestation in northern Thailand by using specific pioneer species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The stems make a good fuel[
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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Comments

Jitul Saikia 25th November 2014 10:39
Phoebe lanceolata is locally known as "NEPALI BONSOM". During my survey on the identification of Host plants of Muga Silk worm( Anthereae assamensis Helfer) it is known to be one of the favourite host plant for the Golden Muga silk worm. very recently a conservation network for P. lancelata have been established. consequently for this afford together with conservation of some other host plants of Muga silk worm i was recognised by the PPV&FRA,Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India in the year 2012. detail work nis running.

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