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Useful Tropical Plants

Dysoxylum fraserianum

(A.Juss.) Benth.

Meliaceae

+ Synonyms

Alliaria fraseriana Kuntze

Alliaria lessertiana Kuntze

Alliaria pubescens Kuntze

Cambania fraseriana (A.Juss.) M.Roem.

Dysoxylum becklerianum C.DC.

Dysoxylum lessertianum (A.Juss.) Benth.

Dysoxylum ptychocarpum Radlk.

Epicharis fraseriana (A.Juss.) C.DC.

Epicharis lessertiana (A.Juss.) C.DC.

Hartighsea fraserana A.Juss.

Hartighsea lessertiana A.Juss.

Schleichera ptychocarpa F.Muell.

Trichilia quinquevalvis Pancher & Sebert

Common Name:

Dysoxylum fraserianum
Base of the trunk
Photograph by: Fagg M.; Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Dysoxylum fraserianum is an evergreen tree that can develop a dense, rounded crown in more open situations. At the higher limits of its range it can grow up to 40 metres tall in the rain forest, though at lower elevations and in more open positions it might be only half that height[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
The tree has been extensively harvested from the wild for its beautiful and aromatic timber, which has been likened to mahogany. The wood is used locally and also traded. A very ornamental tree, it is suitable for growing in parks and large gardens[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.

Range

Australia - New South Wales. Southern Queensland.

Habitat

Rain forests on richer soils, it is also found in more open situations[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
]. Subtropical and dry rain forests, often on coastal ranges in New South Wales[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height30.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

A tree mainly of the sub-tropical zone in eastern Australia, occasionally found further north in the tropical rain forest. Established plants can tolerate some frosts[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
Succeeds in full sun once established, but probably requires some shade when smaller. Grows best on richer soils and requires a well-drained soil[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
Trees are frustratingly slow-growing when young, but can speed up somewhat and become moderately fast-growing after a few years[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
We have no specific information for this species, but most members of the genus are dioecious, in which case both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The red wood is durable and resistent to termites. It is very easy to work, planing especially well and producing an excellent finish. An attractive wood with a good figure, when freshly cut it has a fragrant odour of roses. Resembling mahogany, it is suitable for a great number of purposes including high-grade cabinet work, furniture, wood engraving, turnery, interior finish and wine casks[
601
Title
The Useful Native Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Maiden J.H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Turner & Co.; London.
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of the uses of many Australian plants and other species naturalised, or at least growing, in Australia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
,
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 - sown fresh it can germinate within one month[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
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