A highly polymorphic species, it was formerly divided into at least 7 distinct species.
Rhodoleia latiovatifolia G.A.Fu
Rhodoleia championii is an evergreen tree usually growing from 12 - 25 metres tall with occasional specimens to 33 metres[
]. The bole is usually around 45cm in diameter, but can be up to 100cm[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, and is also planted to provide a fire-break[
]. Within its native range, it is often planted as an ornamental[
Considered threatened, mainly because of its increasing localisation, the tree has been classified as being of 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary forest, or rarely in secondary vegetation, at elevations around 1,000 metres in China[
]. A tree of primary and slightly disturbed forest, occurring over a wide altitudinal range[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
A plant of tropical areas, where it is usually found at elevations from 600 - 1,000 metres[
The tree has been planted as a fire-break[
The wood is used for interior finish[
Seed - germinates in 10 - 24 days[
R. Championi can be raised from seed. Seeds of R. Championi Wildlings have been used for reforestation, but mortality was fairly high[
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