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Useful Tropical Plants

Saraca declinata

(Jack) Miq.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Jonesia declinata Jack

Jonesia palembanica Miq.

Saraca biglandulosa Pierre

Saraca cauliflora Baker

Saraca crassifolia Ridl.

Saraca elegans Ridl.

Saraca indica Miq.

Saraca lanceolata Merr.

Saraca longistyla Ridl.

Saraca macroptera Miq.

Saraca obtusifolia Miq.

Saraca palembanica (Miq.) Baker

Saraca thorelii Gagnep.

Saraca triandra Baker

Common Name:

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General Information

Saraca declinata is a tree usually growing up to 10 metres tall, though occasionally reaching 29 metres and sometimes only a shrub 3 - 6 metres tall. The bole usually has very small buttresses[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials. It is occasionally grown as an ornamental[
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia

Habitat

A wide range of habitats: primary forest, swamp forests, often along rivers, on clay soil, rich soil, sand, also on limestone; at elevations up to 600 metres[
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun and in moderate shade[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
]. Requires a moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].
Plants can flower and produce fruit throughout the year[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Edible Uses

The flowers are sometimes used in the preparation of soups[
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The seeds are edible[
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is usually only available in small dimensions and so is only used for making small utensils[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. It is sometimes used for making parang (knife) handles[
1594
Title
A Revision of the Genus Saraca L. (Legum. - Caes/)
Publication
Blumea 15, 2 pp 413-425, 1967
Author
Zuijderhoudt G.F.P.
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed - if the seed is harvested when ripe and sown immediately, preferably after soaking in water for 12 hours, it will germinate within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out within 6 - 12 months[
1595
Title
Ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Saraca asoca bark: A Review
Publication
ejpmr, 2016,3(6), 274-279
Author
Kauser A.S.; Hasan A.; Parrey S.A. & Ahmad W.
Website
http://www.ejpmr.com
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
2394-3211
Description
 
].
Air layering[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Saraca+declinata>

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