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Useful Tropical Plants

Pterospermum lanceifolium

Roxb.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Pterospermum insulare Pierre

Pterospermum jackianum Wall. ex Mast.

Pterospermum pierrei Hance

Common Name:

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General Information

Pterospermum lanceifolium is a tree with a narrow crown; it can be deciduous or evergreen according to environment. It can grow up to 25 metres tall with a straight bole[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
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.
,
720
Title
Adansonia Vol. 9
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 9
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris.
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication. It contains a treatment of the littoral members of the genus Sesbania. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Fairly common in evergreen forests[
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.
]. Dense or open forests, slopes and valleys; at elevations around 800 - 900 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitSemi-deciduous Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is moderately hard, strong and close-grained[
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.
,
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.
].
The wood is used for fuel[
944
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 23
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The Forest Herbarium; Bangkok.
Year
1995
ISBN
0495-3843
Description
A botanical journal, publishing papers on taxonomy (especially vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics; also morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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