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Useful Tropical Plants

Xanthophyllum vitellinum

(Blume) Dietr.

Polygalaceae

+ Synonyms

Jakkia longifolia Blume

Jakkia vitellina Blume

Monnina longifolia (Blume) Spreng.

Common Name:

Xanthophyllum vitellinum
Inflorescence
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General Information

Xanthophyllum vitellina is an upper canopy tree growing up to 41 metres tall with a bole up to 66cm in diameter[
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,
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The fruits are sometimes harvested from the wild for the oil that can be obtained from their seeds.

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 - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, keranga, swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1,000 metres. Usually on alluvial sites near or along rivers and streams, but also on hillsides[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height35.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows wild on sandy to clay soils[
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,
].

Edible Uses

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[
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,
].

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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