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Useful Tropical Plants

Xanthophyllum rufum

A.W.Benn.

Polygalaceae

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Common Name:

Xanthophyllum rufum
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Flora Malesiana, vol. 10: p. 506, fig. 19 (1984-1989) [R. van Crevel]
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General Information

Xanthophyllum rufum is a tree growing up to 40 metres tall with a bole 60cm in diameter[
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The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is also a source of wood, and is used as an insect repellent.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Various
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http://www.archive.org
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Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
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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 - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 300 metres. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant, or planted[
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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,
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist, lowland tropics.
Grows in the wild on a range of soils from sandy to clayey[
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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,
].

Edible Uses

Fruits[
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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-brown, globular fruit is about 18mm in diameter[
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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,
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves, when spread over agricultural fields, deter pests[
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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,
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The wood is used locally[
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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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-12. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Xanthophyllum+rufum>

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