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Useful Tropical Plants

Ristantia pachysperma

(F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey) Peter G.Wilson & J.T.Waterh.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Metrosideros pachysperma (F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey) F.Muell.

Tristania odorata C.T.White & W.D.Francis

Tristania pachysperma (F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey) W.D.Francis

Xanthostemon pachyspermus F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey

Common Name: Penda

Ristantia pachysperma
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: Unknown
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
Ristantia pachysperma Ristantia pachysperma Ristantia pachysperma

General Information

Penda is an evergreen tree growing from 8 - 15 metres tall.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for it wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australia - northern Queensland.

Habitat

Well developed lowland rain forest, often on the margins of freshwater swamps, at elevations up to 100 metres[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The grey or yellowish wood is fine-grained, tough and strong[
610
Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.
]. A general purpose, structural timber[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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