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Useful Tropical Plants

Xantolis tomentosa

(Roxb.) Raf.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Achras elengioides (A.DC.) Bedd.

Achras tomentosa (Roxb.) Bedd.

Planchonella dongnaiensis Pierre ex Dubard

Planchonella elengioides (A.DC.) Pierre

Planchonella tomentosa (Roxb.) Pierre

Pouteria dongnaiensis (Pierre ex Dubard) Baehni

Pouteria tomentosa (Roxb.) Baehni

Sapota armata (Roth) A.DC.

Sapota elengioides A.DC.

Sapota tomentosa (Roxb.) A.DC.

Sideroxylon armatum Roth

Sideroxylon dongnaiense (Pierre ex Dubard) Pierre ex Lecomte

Sideroxylon tomentosum Roxb.

Sideroxylon wightianum Wall.

Xantolis dongnaiensis (Pierre ex Dubard) Aubrév.

Common Name:

Xantolis tomentosa
Lower crown of the tree
Photograph by: satish nikam
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General Information

Xantolis tomentosa is an evergreen, much-branched, often thorny tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
]. The bole is fluted.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
506
Title
Flora of British India.
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1875
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam.

Habitat

An understorey tree in medium elevation evergreen forests, becoming a canopy tree at higher elevations; it is found at elevations from 500 - 1,600 metres in India but down to sea level in Sri Lanka[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - cooked[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. Used in curries and made into pickles[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is light yellowish-brown, turning to light brown with age; it is not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. It is straight-grained, very fine textured. The wood is heavy, moderately hard to hard, and durable if used under cover, being liable to dry rot if damp. Wood from plants growing in the hills is harder that that from trees growing on the plains[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. The wood is used to make house beams and carpenters' planes[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
719
Title
A Manual of the Timbers of the World
Publication
 
Author
Howard A.L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
MacMillan and Co.; London.
Year
1934
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent and comprehensive book on timbers. Rather dated, but still a main source of information for many of the less known woods. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-10-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Xantolis+tomentosa>

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