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Useful Tropical Plants

Melicope lunu-ankenda

(Gaertn.) T.G.Hartley

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Euodia arborea Elmer

Euodia arborescens D.D.Tao

Euodia aromatica Blume

Euodia concinna Ridl.

Euodia lucida (Miq.) Miq.

Euodia lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) Merr.

Euodia marambong (Miq.) Miq.

Euodia obtusifolia Ridl.

Euodia punctata Merr.

Euodia roxburghiana (Cham.) Benth.

Evodia lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) Merr.

Fagara lunu-ankenda Gaertn.

Zanthoxylum aromaticum (Blume) Miq.

Zanthoxylum lucidum Miq.

Zanthoxylum marambong Miq.

Zanthoxylum roxburghianum Cham.

Common Name:

Melicope lunu-ankenda
Flowers
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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Melicope lunu-ankenda Melicope lunu-ankenda

General Information

Melicope lunu-ankenda is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood. The wood is also traded[
939
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-Known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 12; Pagar Anak, Pepauh, Pep
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 49
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno49.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia.
Year
2009
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to four groups of lesser known commercial timbers from Peninsula Malaysia. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.

Range

E. Asia - China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Dense primary forest and the more open secondary formation; montane shrubbery; growing in well drained areas and on swampy soils; at elevations from sea level to 2,200 metres[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].

Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height22.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].

Edible Uses

The leaves are eaten as a condiment and have been used to flavour food[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].

Medicinal

The roots are used to treat colds and rheumatism[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].

The leaves and flowers are used in the treatment of menstrual disorders and fever[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellow or light orange; it is not clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain is straight or shallowly interlocked. The wood is soft to moderately hard and fairly light in weight. It is suitable for interior finishing, paneling, mouldings, veneer and plywood manufacture, general utility furniture, packing cases and boxes, carving and handicraft items[
939
Title
Identification and Utilization of Lesser-Known Commercial Timbers in Peninsular Malaysia 12; Pagar Anak, Pepauh, Pep
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 49
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.
Website
https://info.frim.gov.my/infocenter/booksonline/ttb/TTBno49.pdf
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia.
Year
2009
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to four groups of lesser known commercial timbers from Peninsula Malaysia. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet.
]. The wood is weak but it is used in construction[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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