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Useful Tropical Plants

Walsura villosa

Wall. ex Hiern

Meliaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Walsura villosa
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (Fig A only)
Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 4: t. 354, fig. A (1880-1907) [E. Delpy]
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General Information

Walsura villosa is a tree that can grow 6 - 12 metres tall. The bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Dry evergreen or deciduous forests to lower montane forests, growing on granite or limestone bedrock, usually near streams; at elevations up to 600 metres, occasionally ascending to 2,500 metres[
931
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 39
Publication
 
Author
Thawatchai Santisuk (Editor)
Publisher
The Forest Herbarium (BKF); Chatuchak, Bangkok.
Year
2011
ISBN
0495-3843
Description
A botanical journal, publishing papers on taxonomy (especially vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics; also morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.
].

Properties

HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The white wood is used for making packing cases[

Propagation

Seed -

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