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Useful Tropical Plants

Vitex gamosepala

Griff.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Vitex neglecta glabrior H.J.Lam

Vitex neglecta puberula H.J.Lam

Common Name:

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General Information

Vitex gamosepala is a tree that can grow more than 30 metres tall, though is usually raher smaller. The bole is usually straight, though can be crooked, and is up to 40cm in diameter[
966
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 8: Keruntum, Kungang, Leban
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 43
Author
Lim S. C. Gan K. S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno43.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Year
2007
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of handbooks giving information on the woods of southeast Asia.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild, mainly for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Comparatively dry areas in lowland and hill forest to 1,200 metres[
966
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 8: Keruntum, Kungang, Leban
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 43
Author
Lim S. C. Gan K. S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno43.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Year
2007
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of handbooks giving information on the woods of southeast Asia.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is light straw to light brown in colour; it is not clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even, the grain is straight or interlocked. The wood is moderately hard to hard, and moderately heavy to heavy. Most specimens are small trees and their wood of rather limited dimensions, this limits their use to mainly items such as tool handles, posts, turnery, carving, and fancy articles[
966
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 8: Keruntum, Kungang, Leban
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 43
Author
Lim S. C. Gan K. S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno43.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Year
2007
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of handbooks giving information on the woods of southeast Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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