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Useful Tropical Plants

Sideroxylon mascatense

(A.DC.) T.D.Penn.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Edgeworthia buxifolia Falconer

Monotheca mascatensis A.DC.

Reptonia buxifolia A.DC.

Reptonia mascatensis (A.DC.) Radlk. ex O.Schwartz.

Sideroxylon aubertii A.Chev.

Sideroxylon buxifolium Hutch.

Sideroxylon corradii Chiov. ex Chiarugi

Sideroxylon gillettii Hutchinson & E.A.Bruce

Spiniluma buxifolia (Hutch.) Aubrév.

Common Name:

Sideroxylon mascatense
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits
Photograph by: D. Brandis, Illustrations of the Forest Flora of North-West and Central India, 1874
Public domain
Sideroxylon mascatense Sideroxylon mascatense

General Information

Sideroxylon mascatense is a spiny shrub or small tree, usually growing 7 - 10 metres tall but occasionally recorded as a medium-sized tree up to 15 metres tall[
500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. Much esteemed within its native range, it is sometimes sold in local markets[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.

Range

Northeast Africa - Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, through the Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Habitat

Found at elevations from 1,500 - 2,100 metres in Somalia, occasionally descending to 550 metres[
500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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.
,
500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
]. A sweet pulp, it is much esteemed by local people[
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.
]. The yellowish-brown, subglobose drupe is about 1cm in diameter, containing a single large seed[
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.
,
500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
] .

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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