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Useful Tropical Plants

Saurauia roxburghii

Wall.

Actinidiaceae

+ Synonyms

Saurauia tristyla DC.

Common Name: Singkrang

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General Information

Singkrang is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 12 metres tall[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
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The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Myanmar, Indo-China.

Habitat

Disturbed hill forest at elevations up to 1,250 metres[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].

Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit. Eaten when ripe[
513
Title
Traditional Knowledge of Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh on Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Srivastava R.C.
Publisher
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge.
Year
2009 Vol. 8(2)
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on the plants that the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh use.
]. The fruit is the size of a small pea[
506
Title
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The leaves are used to promote quick fermentation when making alcoholic drinks[
513
Title
Traditional Knowledge of Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh on Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Srivastava R.C.
Publisher
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge.
Year
2009 Vol. 8(2)
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on the plants that the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh use.
].

Medicinal

A leaf infusion is used in baths to treat boils. It is used especially for children[
514
Title
Medicinal Plants Used by Chakma Tribe in Hill Tracts Districts of Bangladesh.
Publication
 
Author
Rahman M.A.; Uddin S.B.; Wilcock C.C.
Publisher
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge.
Year
2007 Vol 6(3)
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of medicinal plants used by the Chakma tribe.
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Other Uses

A gummy or mucilaginous matter obtained from the leaves is used as a hair pomade[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
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The reddish-brown wood is soft with a large central pith[
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.
].

We have no more information on the wood of this species, but the following is a general description of the wood from species in this genus.
The wood is little used, except locally for fuel. It is a pale reddish brown throughout; not attractive; lustre rather low; odourless and tasteless; rather light, but firm, tough, and strong; texture medium; grain straight; easy to cut, saws finely woolly, is rather hairy under the plane; probably not durable. Useful locally for general carpentry and interior construction[
660
Title
Revision of S. American Saurauria (Actinidiaceae).
Publication
 
Author
Soejarto D.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History: Chicago.
Year
1980
ISBN
0015-1746
Description
A treatment of the S. American species in the genus Saurauia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Propagation

Seed -
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