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Useful Tropical Plants

Pterospermum suberifolium

(L.) Willd.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Pentapetes suberifolia L.

Common Name:

Pterospermum suberifolium
Flower
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Pterospermum suberifolium Pterospermum suberifolium

General Information

Pterospermum suberifolium is an evergreen, medium-sized tree[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. A pretty tree, it is suitable for use as an ornamental[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka.

Habitat

Found especially in the drier regions of Sri Lanka, where it grows at low elevations[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Growth RateFast
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



A rather fast-growing tree[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A handful of the leaves, combined with the stem bark of Drypetes roxburghii; a few leaves of Blepharis maderaspatensis; and the yellow yolks of 2 eggs, is ground into a fine paste and applied on fractured bones[
782
Title
Ethnobotany of the Valaiyans of Karandamalai, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Publication
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 195-203.
Author
Kottaimuthu. R.
Website
http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl
Publisher
The Berkeley Electronic Press
Year
2008
ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on the medicinal uses of plants by a tribe of people in southern India. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The light red wood is tough and moderately hard. It is sometimes used for making carts and other purposes[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].
The wood has an agreeable, dull plum colour, with a fine hard grain, showing figure on the tangential surface, and the medullary ray pronounced in light flecks on the radial. A very attractive wood, suitable for fine cabinet work, inlay, and turnery[
719
Title
A Manual of the Timbers of the World
Publication
 
Author
Howard A.L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
MacMillan and Co.; London.
Year
1934
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent and comprehensive book on timbers. Rather dated, but still a main source of information for many of the less known woods. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The wood is used for fuel[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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