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Useful Tropical Plants

Palaquium galactoxylum

(F.Muell.) H.J.Lam

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Bassia galactoxyla F.Muell.

Galactoxylon pierrei Baill.

Lucuma galactoxyla (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey

Palaquium salomonense C.T.White

Sersalisia galactoxylon (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.

Common Name:

Palaquium galactoxylum
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General Information

Palaquium galactoxylum is a deciduous tree that can grow 25 - 40 metres or more tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to two thirds of its height, 30 - 100cm in diameter with buttresses up to 2 metres high[
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Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
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Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
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Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Year
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its good quality wood, which is used locally and also traded.
Palaquium galactoxylum has a very wide distribution, large population, is not currently experiencing any major
threats and no significant future threats have been identified. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australasia - New Guinea to northern Australia, Bismarck Islands and Solomon Islands.

Habitat

A canopy tree in well developed lowland rain forest and gallery forest at elevations up to 300 metres in Australia[
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height32.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Produces a useful and decorative cabinet timber[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-05-28. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Palaquium+galactoxylum>

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