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Useful Tropical Plants

Xylopia pierrei

Hance

Annonaceae

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Common Name:

Xylopia pierrei
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed
Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 1: t. 33 (1880-1883) [E. Delpy]
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General Information

Xylopia pierrei is a deciduous tree growing 20 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
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The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild and used locally as a masticatory and timber, It also has potential as a source of essential oils and has ornamental value[
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The tree is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Vietnam.

Habitat

Mountain forests[
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Edibility Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The bark is very astringent and is sometimes chewed with betel nut (Areca catecha)[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The seeds are very aromatic and are thought to contain an extractable essential oil[
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The wood is yellowish, hard, flexible and light in weight. It is only suitable for indoor construction and to make utensils[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-08-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Xylopia+pierrei>

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