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Useful Tropical Plants

Tristaniopsis guillainii

Vieill. ex Brongn. & Gris,

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Tristania guillainii (Vieill. ex Brongn. & Gris) Tison

Common Name:

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General Information

Tristaniopsis guillainii is a shrub or evergreen tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
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Title
Endemia.nc
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Author
 
Website
http://www.endemia.nc/flore/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A web site focussing on the endemic flora and fauna of New Caledonia.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Pacific - New Caledonia.

Habitat

Scrubland[
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Endemia.nc
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Author
 
Website
http://www.endemia.nc/flore/
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ISBN
 
Description
A web site focussing on the endemic flora and fauna of New Caledonia.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a sunny position. Found in well-drained soils in the wild[
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Website
http://www.endemia.nc/flore/
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Year
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Description
A web site focussing on the endemic flora and fauna of New Caledonia.
]. Established plants have a well developed root system and are resistant to drought[
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Title
Endemia.nc
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.endemia.nc/flore/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A web site focussing on the endemic flora and fauna of New Caledonia.
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The tree can flower and produce seed all year round[
538
Title
Endemia.nc
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.endemia.nc/flore/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A web site focussing on the endemic flora and fauna of New Caledonia.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The red wood is fine-grained, very hard and dense[
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.
]. It is used for turnery[
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.
].
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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