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Useful Tropical Plants

Tristaniopsis ferruginea

(C.T.White) Peter G.Wilson & J.T.Waterh.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Tristania ferruginea C.T.White

Common Name:

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General Information

Tristaniopsis ferruginea is an evergreen tree with a dense, rounded crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be deeply fluted towards the base[
643
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University;
Year
1942
ISBN
 
Description
Contains several articles on botany, including a treatment of some of the trees of New Guinea and a study of the genus Ternstroemia in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The wood is gathered from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

643
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University;
Year
1942
ISBN
 
Description
Contains several articles on botany, including a treatment of some of the trees of New Guinea and a study of the genus Ternstroemia in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Australasia - New Guinea.

Habitat

A dominant, canopy tree of ridge forests[
643
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University;
Year
1942
ISBN
 
Description
Contains several articles on botany, including a treatment of some of the trees of New Guinea and a study of the genus Ternstroemia in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A tree of the moist tropical lowlands.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The brown wood is hard and very durable[
643
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University;
Year
1942
ISBN
 
Description
Contains several articles on botany, including a treatment of some of the trees of New Guinea and a study of the genus Ternstroemia in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
We have no more specific information for this species, but the heartwood of trees in this genus is generally pink brown, gray brown, red brown, or dark red; the sapwood is pink or red brown, lighter than the heartwood, but not always sharply demarcated. The texture is medium to fine; grain interlocked, sometimes wavy; somewhat lustrous; without characteristic odour or taste[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
]. The wood is generally difficult to saw and machine because of high density, cutters may dull rapidly; it dresses to a smooth surface; turns excellently[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
]. The heartwood is generally reported to be resistant to attack by decay fungi and termites[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
]. It is used for flooring, pallets, heavy construction, specialty items (pulleys, rollers, bearings, sheaves, tool handles)[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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