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Useful Tropical Plants

Xanthostemon oppositifolius

F.M.Bailey

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Xanthostemon oppositifolius
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Fagg, M
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
Xanthostemon oppositifolius Xanthostemon oppositifolius

General Information

Xanthostemon oppositifolius is a tree.
Heavily exploited in the past for its timber, there is little wood left of any size.
The tree was heavily exploited in the early days of colonisation in Australia, and harvested continually throughout the Second World War. It is poor at regenerating and has now become rare in Papua New Guinea[
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]. Very few, if any, mature individuals remain. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australia - Queensland, north to New Guinea.

Habitat

Coastal rainforests[
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree has been heavily harvested in the past for its wood[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Propagation

Seed -
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