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Useful Tropical Plants

Radermachera xylocarpa

(Roxb.) Roxb. ex K.Schum.

Bignoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Bignonia xylocarpa Roxb.

Spathodea xylocarpa (Roxb.) T.Anderson ex Brand.

Stereospermum xylocarpum (Roxb.) Benth. & Hook.f.

Tecoma xylocarpa (Roxb.) G.Don

Common Name:

Radermachera xylocarpa
Inflorescence
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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General Information

Radermachera xylocarpa is a deciduous tree growing 5 - 10 metres tall[
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 harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. A very ornamental tree with a showy, floral display, it is often grown as an ornamental[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India.

Habitat

Forests at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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.
]. Dry deciduous forests[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is small, orange-brown and very hard. The thick layer of sapwood is grey in colour[
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 is good and handsome; it is tough and elastic and takes a good polish. It is used for cabinet-work, cart-poles and shafts[
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.
]. It deserves to be better known and to be in more general use[
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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