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Useful Tropical Plants

Scolopia crenata

(Wight) Clos

Salicaceae

+ Synonyms

Phoberos crenata Wight

Common Name:

Scolopia crenata
Flowers and leaves
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General Information

Scolopia crenata is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 18 metres tall. There are thorns on the branches of younger trees and branching thorns at the base of the bole.
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, and the plant is also sometimes used medicinally. The tree is sometimes grown in gardens[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

506
Title
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - India, Andaman Islands.

Habitat

A subcanopy tree in evergreen to semievergreen forests at elevations up to 1,800 metres.

Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. The globose berry is up to 20mm in diameter.

Medicinal

The leaves are used for treating musco-skeletal pain[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The bark has been shown to have antimicrobial and antioxidant activity[
1411
Title
Screening the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Ventilago denticulata, Scolopia crenata and Rivea hypocrate
Publication
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (1), 58-62 2012
Author
Smitha P. Venkata et al
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

The reddish brown wood is hard, close and even 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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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