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Useful Tropical Plants

Palaquium ellipticum

(Dalzell) Baill.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Bassia elliptica Dazell

Croixia elliptica (Dalzell) Baehni

Dichopsis elliptica (Dalzell) Bedd.

Isonandra acuminata Drury

Common Name:

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General Information

Palaquium ellipticum is a very large tree, often growing to a height of 30 metres. The bole is straight[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - western and southwestern India

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree yields a second-rate quality of 'Gutta-percha', collected by tapping the living tree ; but although this substance can be utilized for waterproofing and cement, it is not a complete substitute for the proper article (obtained from Palaquium gutta). Possibly experiments in its treatment might tend to improve its value[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

An oil obtained from the seeds can be used for lighting and also for soap making[
371
Title
Oil Yielding Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mnes.nic.in/list/oil-plants.pdf
Publisher
Botanical Survey of India.
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF downloaded from the Internet. Very terse details about the applications of oil obtained from over 300 species of plants.
].

The wood is reddish-brown, moderately hard, durable. It is used for shingles[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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