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Useful Tropical Plants

Meliosma simplicifolia

(Roxb.) Walp.

Sabiaceae

+ Synonyms

Meliosma pungens Hook.f.

Millingtonia pungens Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Millingtonia simplicifolia Roxb.

Common Name:

Meliosma simplicifolia
Flowers and leaves
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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General Information

Meliosma simplicifolia is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall. The straight bole is often short[
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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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
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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
,
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Evergreen forest[
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
]. Subtropical to tropical forests, under various conditions, usually in mountains; at elevations from sea level to 3,000 metres[
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
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
PollinatorsSelf
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Meliosma simplicifolia is a very variable species, found in a range of habitats and environments from the subtropics to the tropics at elevations from sea level to 3,000 metres[
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
].

The pollen ripens and the anther-cells burst while the flower is still in bud, but the pollen is still unable to escape from the anther-cells as these are locked in the cavities of the staminodes. When the bud is fully mature, it explodes at the slightest touch, the stamens snapping backwards and flinging a puff of pollen into the air. When the flower is open, petals and stamens, having done their duty, very soon drop off; hence in a Meliosma panicle almost only buds and passed flowers are found, but very few intact open flowers[
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for making furniture[
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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