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Useful Tropical Plants

Poga oleosa

Pierre

Anisophylleaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Inoi Nut

Poga oleosa
Ripening fruits
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Poga oleosa Poga oleosa

General Information

Inoi nut is a large tree that can reach a height of 45 metres with a straight and cylindrical bole that can be unbranched for 15 - 18 metres with a diameter of 1.2 metres[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].
The edible seed is commonly gathered from the forest by local peoples for their own use and also to sell in local markets[
63
Title
Nuts.
Publication
 
Author
Howes. F. N.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
Rather old but still a masterpiece. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain. Very readable.
]. The timber is harvested from the wild for commercial use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western Tropical Africa.

Habitat

Forests[
63
Title
Nuts.
Publication
 
Author
Howes. F. N.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
Rather old but still a masterpiece. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain. Very readable.
]. Dense equatorial forests, often along riverbanks and coastland[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height35.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

Seed - a similar flavour to Brazil nuts[
63
Title
Nuts.
Publication
 
Author
Howes. F. N.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
Rather old but still a masterpiece. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain. Very readable.
] Used as a condiment[
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.
]. The seed is enclosed in a hard bony shell with a rough pitted surface, and is by no means easy to extract[
63
Title
Nuts.
Publication
 
Author
Howes. F. N.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
Rather old but still a masterpiece. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain. Very readable.
].

A pleasant flavoured oil used for cooking is obtained from the seed[
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.
,
63
Title
Nuts.
Publication
 
Author
Howes. F. N.
Publisher
Faber
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
Rather old but still a masterpiece. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain. Very readable.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pink, red or pink buff; it is clearly demarcated from the 2 - 5cm wide band of sapwood which is whitish with pink stripes. The texture is coarse; the grain straight, sometimes wavy, there is a 'silver grain' figure when quartersawn due to broad rays; the surface is lustrous. The wood is very light to light in weight; very soft to soft; somewhat durable, being resistant to dry wood borers, somewhat resistant to fungi, but susceptible to termites. It seasons fairly quickly, with only a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is stable in service. It works easily with hand and machine tools; it takes a smooth finish, though rays can make polishing difficult; it peels and slices well; nails and screws poorly; gluing is correct. It is used for decorative veneers, furniture components, boxes and crates, general woodworking, joinery etc[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
,
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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