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Useful Tropical Plants

Xanthophyllum affine

Korth. ex Miq.

Polygalaceae

+ Synonyms

Xanthophyllum sarawakense Chodat

Common Name:

Xanthophyllum affine
Fruits and leaves
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Xanthophyllum affine Xanthophyllum affine

General Information

Xanthophyllum affine is occasionally shrub-like, but more commonly grows into a tree up to 15 metres tall with exceptional specimens to 30 metres. The bole is usually up to 45cm in diameter, exceptionally to 95cm[
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Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
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0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The tree is sometimes utilized locally for food and as a source of timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1,600 metres. On alluvial sites near rivers and streams and hillsides, sometimes on ridges as well. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the warm, moist tropics.
Usually found on sandy soils in the wild, but also grows on clay and limestone[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
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0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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http://www.asianplant.net/
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
]. The greenish-yellow fruits are around 12mm long[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Leaves - cooked as a vegetable[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used locally[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Propagation

Seed -

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