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Useful Tropical Plants

Hernandia nukuhivensis

F.Br.

Hernandiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Hernandia nukuhivensis is a tree growing about 20 metres tall. The bole can be up to 1 metre in diameter, with unconfirmed reports of trees with boles up to 2 metres in diameter[
586
Title
Flora of the Marquesas Islands
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://botany.si.edu/pacificislandbiodiversity/marquesasflora/intro.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Gives good descriptions of the plants, but little else at the present (2010), not even habitats. A developing site, though, and it might come later.
].
The wood is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use, and the fruit is sometimes used as a depilatory.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

586
Title
Flora of the Marquesas Islands
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://botany.si.edu/pacificislandbiodiversity/marquesasflora/intro.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Gives good descriptions of the plants, but little else at the present (2010), not even habitats. A developing site, though, and it might come later.

Range

Pacific - Marquesas.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An extract of the fruits has been used as a depilatory[
586
Title
Flora of the Marquesas Islands
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://botany.si.edu/pacificislandbiodiversity/marquesasflora/intro.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Gives good descriptions of the plants, but little else at the present (2010), not even habitats. A developing site, though, and it might come later.
].

The trunk has been used locally for making canoes[
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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Hernandia+nukuhivensis>

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