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Useful Tropical Plants

Weinmannia fraxinea

(D.Don) Miq.

Cunoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Pterophylla fraxinea D.Don

Weinmannia sundana Heyne

Common Name:

Weinmannia fraxinea
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Rumphius, G.E., Herbarium amboinense, vol. 3: p. 212, t. 137 (1743)
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General Information

Weinmannia fraxinea is a tree that can grow 11 metres or more tall. The bole can be 60 - 120cm in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food flavouring and source of wood. It is occasionally cultivated[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

An understorey in forests at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
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Properties

HabitTree
Height11.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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Edible Uses

The bark is used to flavour food and to colour it red (e.g. sago). The bark can be dried and stored for convenient use[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The pale yellow wood is easy to work; it is used for house construction[
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Propagation

Seed -

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