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Useful Tropical Plants

Xanthostemon verus

(Roxb.) Peter G.Wilson

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Eugenia amboinensis Nois. ex Link

Metrosideros pictipetala Blanco

Metrosideros suberosa Roxb.

Metrosideros vera Roxb.

Nania suberosa (Roxb.) Kuntze

Nania vera (Roxb.) Miq.

Syncarpia vertholenii Teijsm. & Binn.

Common Name: Iron Wood

Xanthostemon verus
Drawing of the flowering stem
Photograph by: Lindley, J., Collectanea Botanica, t. 18 (1821) [J. Lindley]
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General Information

Iron wood is a large, evergreen tree.
The wood is extremely hard - too hard for many applications such as general construction - but it has a specialist role in applications such as ships' rudders.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Rainforests.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The dark reddish-brown wood is very hard; very heavy; durable; resistant to the weather, soil and water, marine borers etc[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
467
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 4
Publication
 
Author
Freer P.C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Bureau of Science, Philippines.
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
A number of articles on Philippine plants, including one on the qualities of Philippine woods.
]. Its hardness makes it very difficult to work[
467
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 4
Publication
 
Author
Freer P.C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Bureau of Science, Philippines.
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
A number of articles on Philippine plants, including one on the qualities of Philippine woods.
]. It is used for making rudders, parts of anchors etc[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used for building bridges, house construction etc[
467
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 4
Publication
 
Author
Freer P.C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Bureau of Science, Philippines.
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
A number of articles on Philippine plants, including one on the qualities of Philippine woods.
]. The wood is too hard for general building purposes[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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